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August 11, 2013 2:00 PM BST
Wembley Stadium — London
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 80235‎
 
Top of the Match
Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie
Man Utd.
Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie
Man Utd.
Flop of the Match
Grant Holt
Grant Holt
Wigan Athletic
Grant Holt
Grant Holt
Wigan Athletic

Wigan 0-2 Manchester United: Van Persie double seals first trophy for Moyes

Sir Alex Ferguson's successor got the new era off to a winning start as the Red Devils overcame Championship opposition at Wembley

By Greg Stobart at Wembley

Van Persie
Van Persie
Robin van Persie scored twice as Manchester United beat Wigan 2-0 to win the Community Shield in David Moyes's first official game as the club's new manager.

Van Persie opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a brilliant header into the bottom corner before sealing the victory in the second half with a deflected strike.

United were far from convincing against the FA Cup holders - now playing in the Championship - but Moyes will be relieved to have successfully won the trophy after leading his side out at Wembley for the first time.

Sir Alex Ferguson either won or shared the Community Shield nine times and it would have been a welcome relief for Moyes to focus on matters on the pitch following an unsettling summer of transfer speculation.

The Scot raised a few eyebrows before kick-off as he said that Wayne Rooney will feature for England against Scotland on Wednesday but suggested that the wantaway striker will not play when United start their title defence against Swansea City.

However, while the spectre of Rooney has dominated United's pre-season, the new manager knows that he can rely on Van Persie as the leader of his attack this season, with the Dutchman selected to lead the attack as winger Wilfried Zaha was handed his debut.

The first official goal of the Moyes era arrived via Van Persie after just six minutes when last season's Premier League top scorer rose high just inside the penalty area to meet Patrice Evra's cross and plant a fantastic header into the bottom corner.

United, though, lacked vibrancy in possession and it was clear why Moyes has made signing a central midfielder his top priority this summer as they failed to create clear chances in the first half.

Indeed, Wigan would have been the happier of the two sides at the break as the Championship side defended stoutly and threatened on occasions on the break, with Grant Holt poking a volley just wide of the post.

There was little change in the pattern of the game after the restart until van Persie scored his second goal of the game in the 59th minute.

The United star worked the ball on to his left foot after collecting Danny Welbeck's pass before firing towards goal from the edge of the penalty area. The ball appeared to be heading straight at Wigan goalkeeper Scott Carson before it struck the boot of James Perch and flew into the corner of the net.

Moyes's men were content to keep possession and see the game out after doubling their advantage in hot conditions under the north London sun before Nemanja Vidic lifted the trophy.


Wigan Athletic

22
Scott Carson
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
Stephen Crainey
Defender
3.00
14
James Perch
Midfielder
3.00
20
Leon Barnett
Defender
3.50
-
James McClean
Midfielder
60′
2.50
16
James McCarthy
Midfielder
86′
2.50
16
James McArthur
Midfielder
50′ 60′
2.00
8
Ben Watson
Midfielder
71′
2.00
17
Emmerson Boyce
Defender
2.50
29
Grant Holt
Striker
60′
1.50
10
Shaun Maloney
Midfielder
71′
2.00

Man Utd.

3.00
1
David de Gea
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Rafael
Defender
16′
4.00
3
3.00
4
Phil Jones
Defender
3.50
15
3.00
11
Ryan Giggs
Midfielder
67′
4.00
16
3.00
23
Tom Cleverley
Midfielder
91′
2.50
19
4.50
20
3.00
36

Substitutes

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Lee Nicholls
Goalkeeper
 - 
14
Jordi Gómez
Midfielder
71′
2.50
16
Chris McCann
Midfielder
60′
2.50
-
R. Espinoza
Midfielder
2.50
-
 - 
15
2.50
28
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
13
 - 
6
Jonny Evans
Defender
2.50
12
2.50
25
3.00
8
Anderson
Midfielder
67′
 - 
44
Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder
84′
 - 
26
Shinji Kagawa
Midfielder
83′

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Man Utd.
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