Wigan 0 United 5: Player ratings

22 August 2009 05:59
Foster: Two excellent saves at key times from Koumas and Rodallega helped set Reds up 8 Neville: Stuck rigidly to the task of keeping Koumas quiet and it worked 6 Vidic: The Serb’s first start of season and he was quickly back into thick of it 7 Evans: Stable partner to Vidic and with Wigan only playing one up wasn’t unduly troubled 6 Evra: Booked but otherwise not a great deal to trouble him 6 Valencia: Hadn’t done much for old support to wish he’d stayed until he expertly set Rooney up for breakthrough 6 Fletcher: Caught in possession at times but ensured the midfield not overwhelmed 6 Scholes: A typical booking for rash tackle and an awful miss. It wasn’t his day overall 6 Nani: Couldn’t get a cross or corner past first man in first half but finished with a flourish with a goal and nice set up for Owen 6 Rooney: Tempting to ask already where United would be without him 8 Berbatov: Intelligence set up Reds excellent early chances and finally off mark with goal 7 Subs: Owen (sub Rooney 72) Off the mark 6 O’Shea (sub Evans 72) No trouble 5 Gibson (sub Scholes 72) Solid cameo 5 Giggs, Welbeck, Fabio, Kuszczak not used Goals: Wigan: United: Rooney (56, 65) Berbatov (58) Owen (85), Nani (90) Bookings: Wigan: Rodallega (76) Scharner (90) United: Scholes (19) Evra (48) Battle of the Bosses: Fergie obviously got stuck in at half time. Newcomer Martinez’s first half plan was viciously wrecked Referee: Howard Webb - Didn’t get too much wrong. 7 Attendance: 18,164

Source: Manchester_EveningNews