Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side were in imperious mood at Old Trafford as they tore apart a hapless Wigan side in this festive fixture. Once again Wayne Rooney was in fine form scoring the first with a nice finish.
Manchester United ran riot from that point onwards and goals from Michael Carrick, Rafael and Dimitar Berbatov saw them four up after 50 minutes. Luis Antonio Valencia put away a fifth to cap a fine individual performance from the Ecuadorian again his former employers.
The win puts Manchester United just two points off Chelsea at the top of the table and keeps them ahead of resurgent Arsenal.
Manchester United 1-0 Wigan (Rooney)
Manchester United 2-0 Wigan (Carrick)
Manchester United 3-0 Wigan (Rafael)
Manchester United 4-0 Wigan (Berbatov)
Manchester United 5-0 Wigan (Valencia)