First things first; United registered their first 'real' performance of the season and duly got their reward--a 0-5 thumping victory over Wigan Athletic. Wayne Rooney scored twice taking his tally of goals for United to 101 in 250 appearances. Berbatov got one for himself as well and so did Michael Owen and Nani.
For starters, I thought that Fergie made a statement of intent to his players by making 7 changes from the side that lost to Burnley in mid-week. Thankfully, most of the players that I rate highly made the team.
It was a frustrating first half but that was only because Scholes, Fletcher and Rooney did not score easy chances. What impressed me though in the opening period was that we were making the chances and Fletcher was putting in an unbelievable shift of work that I think we shall need till Hargo returns. He was all over Wigan's midfield.
Rooney put the finger nails out of our mouths with a brilliant headed goal from a perfect Valencia cross. The fact that he is now making more use of his head should be good news for us. Berbatov killed the game with a sublime second--and what a goal it was!
Rooney then got his 101st goal before Owen lifted a a huge chunk of pressure off his back with our fourth--his first for the club.
Nani put the icing on the cake with a superb free-kick that left Kirkland flat-footed.
It was a great all-round performance and it will put the doubters to bed for at least a week. The one thing that every fan will hope for is that payers will build on this result going into the tougher fixtures that lie ahead.