Paul Scholes

Man United 4 Wigan 0, the goals

A 4-0 home victory against Wigan must be a great way to celebrate Rio Ferdinand 400th appearances, Paul Scholes 700 appearances in all competitions and Ryan Giggs 600 games in the Premier League. Sir Alex would be pleased to see his young kids Buttner and Powell scoring in their debut.

Dejection at Etihad

The biggest and most important Manchester derby of recent times brought with it disappointment and begrudging acceptance that the opposition deserved the win and were the better side for Manchester United fans. For some disappointment led to anger and frustration even. For others there was shock. We have never known it like this before. We have seen United claw back deficits to win titles before but we have never seen United claw back a deficit, establish a healthy lead with only a handful of games left to go and then relinquish the lead. Never ever! The closest compared to what we are experiencing now is having our own lead clawed back but that was when United were leading the title race; 1991-92,1994-95,1997-98.