Date: 15th September 2012 at 6:31pm
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Alexander Buttner will have done his chances of supplanting Patrice Evra as Manchester United’s starting left back no harm after scoring on his debut.

With the midweek Champions League tie in mind Sir Alex Ferguson sent out a under strength team to face Wigan, but it made no difference as United romped to a 4-0 win over Roberto Martinez’s.

Javier Hernandez saw an early penalty saved after Danny Welbeck was felled, but United always looked threatening and although it took time they finally broke the deadlock through Paul Scholes in the 51st minute.

Javier Hernandez made up for his miss from 12 yards earlier in the game by slotting in from close range before Alexander Buttner capped an impressive display with a debut goal. The left back rode a number of Wigan challenges before squeezing his effort past Al-Habsi at the near post and Powell also opened his United account, stroking the ball past Al-Habsi from 18 yards.

United will face tougher challenges than this but with City and Chelsea both dropping points, this could be a good day for Sir Alex’s side.


One response to “VIDEO: Debut Goals For Buttner & Powell In 4-0 Win Over Wigan”

  1. Andrew says:

    We will face tougher challenges then this, but three straight victories after losing to Everton is a good response. Next week against Liverpool is truly a test for the team and one we need to pass. Liverpool will be determined because they haven’t won yet. We have to show our class and title credentials by going there and winning.

    The game today was very positive in that both Buttner and Powell scored their first goals, on their first Man Utd appearances. Buttner got better as the match went on and his attacking play is positive. He wasn’t really challenged in terms of defending, but Evra hasn’t been great at that part for a long time anyway. Ferguson is right in that Buttner has rough edges, but he will get better the more matches he plays in England.

    Nick Powell has a cameo role for 20 minuets but he really impressed in a short time. He was nervous and his first few passes showed, but he got more confident and comfortable. Powell then scores a goal that was just like Scholes in his prime. It was almost uncanny in their similarities. The boy is only 18 but he looks a terrific talent. The range of passing he showed was also very strong.

    I think Ferguson answered the reason why we didn’t splash out on a centre midfielder. Ferguson obviously believes in Cleverley and Powell ability to take the mantle from Scholes. Ferguson must also be confident that soon rather than later we will have Darren Fletcher back. In Fletcher we have the robust and destructive midfielder that we are currently lacking. It may have been unfair to have given up on him so easily and purchased another player. In Carrick, Cleverley, Powell and Fletcher we may have the four central midfielder’s to help us be successful, along with Scholes, Giggs and even Anderson.