Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Paul Scholes for his inspirational performance in the match against Wigan Athletics. Scholes scored a goal against Wigan and helped his team achieve an easy victory. The match against Wigan was Scholes’ 700th match for United. He is one of the most experienced players of the club. He had joined the club way back in 1993 and he has been an integral part of the United team since then. With the victory over Wigan, United has moved up to the second position in the Premier League table. Alex Ferguson’s team is not too far behind Chelsea which is at the top of the table.
The United players didn’t manage to find the net in the first half, but, in the second half, they were on fire. All the four goals were scored in the second half. Scholes opened the scoring for United in the 6th minute of the second half. Nani gave a powerful cross to Carrick who passed the ball to Nani again. Nani played a flat shot towards the goal post, but, the Wigan goalkeeper, Al-Habsi, blocked his shot. Scholes got the ball on rebound and he didn’t make any mistake in deflecting it past Al-Habsi.
United’s lead was doubled by Chicharito in the 63rd minute. The goal was set up by Alexander Buttner who made Chicharito’s work easy by giving him a perfect cross. Chicharito only had to give it a finishing touch which he did superbly. Just a few minutes later, Buttner scored the third goal for United with an angular shot. After that, it was a tough task for the Wigan players to comeback in the match. Nick Powell put the final nail in the coffin by finding the net from a distance of 20 yards in the 82nd minute. Sir Alex Ferguson would have been overjoyed with the attitude of their players on the field. United will play its next match against Galatasaray on 19th of September.