Manchester United won their match comfortably in second half scoring four goals against Wigan Athletic. United's match against Wigan will be remembered by many as it was a landmark match for Ryan Giggs playing his 600th League Game, Paul Scholes with his 700th game for United and Rio Ferdinand playing his 400th game for the Old Trafford outfit.
To add this landmark, United's new summer signings Alexander Buttner and Nick Powell not only made their league debut but also managed to get their name in the scoresheet. United did manage to record their first clean sheet after having a not so-good start for their new campaign.
Sir Alex Ferguson was not happy the way United played in the first half with Javier Hernandez missing the penalty for United.
"It wasn't a great penalty. It can affect you a little bit in the sense you think you're having a good start but have to start again. We had a lot of strikes on goal in the first half without scoring. Danny Welbeck, in particular, had five strikes on goal" Ferguson said whil speaking about United's first half performance
However United's boss was delighted with his team's second half performance. Ferguson feels the way United performed in second half is the way his team needs to perform on regular basis.
Ferguson went on to say "It was a pleasing part. Last year, we lost the league on goal difference and it won't happen again"
"I thought the first half of the game never got started. They were taking a minute for every goal-kick and slowed the game down. They kept possession well and are quite an aggressive team to play against, giving a lot of fouls away and stopping the game that way"
"Once we got the speed of the game right in the second half, it made a difference for us as we became more aggressive in terms of getting the ball back and making good tackles in midfield. That set a pattern with the crowd as it got them up. Scoring the first goal is always important in these types of matches and we ran out good winners."