The game against Wigan was probably our most comfortable game of the season so far, and it couldn’t have come at a better time as we enter the New Year with consecutive clean sheets, which recently have been a bit of a rarity for United.
We went into the game with three senior players out injured, Rooney, Nani, and Anderson, and with Kagawa coming back to fitness and the rest expected back in the not too distant future, Fergie has near enough a full squad to choose from going into the second half of the season.
The opening twenty minutes were played at a slow tempo with neither side creating any clear cut chances. From then onwards we bossed the game, Hernandez scored the first on 35 minutes from close range, then Van Persie doubled our advantage before the break with a sublime piece of individual play.
The second half was more of the same, Javier hernandez scored his second with a real instinctive finish, and Van Persie tapped home in the dying embers of the game to complete the 4-0 victory.
David de Gea – The Spaniard has seemingly cemented his #1 spot, he didn’t have an awful lot to do today, but kept his clean sheet. 6/10
Rafael – It was nice to have Rafa back in the starting XI, he was great going forward and solid defensively. 7/10
Jonny Evans – Has to be our first choice centre-back. The Irishman looked great today and didn’t give Wigan a sniff. 8/10
Rio Ferdinand – Rio was rested for the WBA game, he looked solid until eventually subbed. 7/10
Patrice Evra – Bombed forward all game, he caused problems and continuously offered an outlet out wide. 7/10
Ashley Young – Ashley had another solid game, he continued his good form with some great balls from off the right. 7/10
Michael Carrick – Came off with 20 minutes to go to gain some much needed rest, the difference was there for all to see when he came off, he is the heart and soul of our midfield. 7/10
Tom Cleverley – His energy was superb today, his passing was sharp and accurate today and he continues to form a great partnership with Carrick. 7/10
Ryan Giggs – Giggsy continued his good form, he drifted in to collect the ball and played some good passes forward. 6/10
Robin van Persie – Man of the Match. He scored a wonderful goal as well as contributing massively to the team performance. He just gets better and better. 9/10
Javier Hernandez – Scored two typical Chicha goals, both were real instinctive finishes, could’ve possibly had a hat-trick. 8/10
Chris Smalling – Continued his good run of form when he came on. He won many arial battles and did his job well. 6/10
Shinji Kagawa – Shinji gives us that energy and tempo in the midfield, he can tackle pretty well too. Cannot wait to see him return to full fitness. 7/10
Danny Welbeck – Assisted Robin’s second goal, not enough time to mark.