Man U rally against Wigan

London, October 14:

Manchester United rallied to beat Wigan 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday with goals from Louis Saha, Nemanja Vidic and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Wigan opened the scoring in the fifth minute through defender Leighton Baines. But two goals in five minutes — Vidic’s header in the 62nd marking his first for the Red Devils, before Saha stretched to control a cross from Wayne Rooney and score — swung the game United’s way.

Solskjaer eluded two defenders to add the third in injury time — his fifth goal this season. The win keeps United atop the standings with 19 points.

Wigan took the lead when Paul Scharner sidefooted a free kick to Baines, who struck the ball past a diving United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.

United striker Wayne Rooney had a great chance to end his scoring drought — seven matches in all competitions — midway through the first half. He chested the ball, controlled it and shot on the turn — but it hit the crossbar. Manchester United was without winger Cristiano Ronaldo and defender Gary Neville, who were both injured while on international duty last week. It was Wigan’s first loss at home this season.