Javier Hernandez put on a stellar performance yesterday afternoon to secure a stunning 4-0 victory for Manchester United against Wigan Athletic.
Wigan couldn’t make use of the heavy pressure they had on Manchester United as it was an unfair result for a team who really looked very competitive in the game. They had several shots on goal saved by the acrobatics of Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar, and giving Manchester United fans a lot of thought on what would happen once he retires at the end of the season.
Javier Hernandez opened the scoring after just 16 minutes as it cooly converted a Nani cross into the box, calmness personified by Javier Hernandez for that goal, it took a cool head to do that. The rest of the first half was predominantly dominated by Wigan possession.
It was the second half that really opened up the Wigan defence, with Wigan moving forward to get an equalizer, it was easier for Manchester United to counter, and that was what happened when Hernandez scored his second on the 74th minute. After that, a flurry of Manchester United goals went in, with Rooney scoring a tap-in after unselfish play by Darren Gibson and Fabio Da Silva netting after an adventurous attack forward.
Berbatov was left on the bench for this encounter, making way for Hernandez to play alongside Wayne Rooney in a dual attack. Berbatov is known to score against ‘smaller teams’ which is a surprise seeing how he didn’t start this match.
Man Of The Match: Nani
With his crosses and his mazy runs, Wigan had problems in keeping the Portuguese winger out, and that’s why he’s our man of the match.