Forget the Chelsea and Liverpool games coming up next week, the real test for United was to go to Wigan and take all three points and hence restore their four point cushion at the top of the EPL.
Arsenal's victory over Stoke on Wednesday meat that we went into yesterday's game under pressure and I'm thankful that we did just enough to seal only our fourth league away win all season.
Going to Stamford Bridge with just a point's lead would have only served to increase the pressure on us. Now we head there with the security of our lead and the pressure having all shifted to Chelsea.
If United win the league this season, Javier Hernandez will be the ex-factor behind it. The Mexican ace has been in the right place at the right time to win us games with the kind of goals that we lost when Ruud left. He's a natural finisher and hence makes it easy for the likes of Wayne and Dimitar to play with him. His two goals were the real deal yesterday because they virtually won the game for us. Rooney and Fabio's goals were borne of the white flag that Wigan had put up when Chicharito got the second.
I was chuffed to see Fabio get his first goal for the club. He almost failed to find a method of celebrating it. Now there's that twin stat that shows that both twins have scored against Wigan in the EPL.
There was something pragmatic about the way we approached the game yesterday and it probably accounted for the way Wigan pressurised us. We badly need Giggs fit for Chelsea and Valencia can't return soon enough.
Onwards and Upwards!