Man Utd 2-0 Wigan: Community Shield player ratings

Another piece of silverware for English giants Manchester United. Photo: PA


DAVID DE GEA: A spectator throughout as his defence nullified the little threat Wigan posed - 6/10.

RAFAEL: Sustained a knock in the opening skirmishes and hobbled off after quarter of an hour - 6.

PATRICE EVRA: Provided a pin-point cross to Robin van Persie for the opener and had little to do defensively - 7.

PHIL JONES: Moved to right-back when Rafael went off and opted to sit tight, rather than maraud forwards - 6.

RYAN GIGGS: The 39-year-old was excellent. Almost found Van Persie with a delicate chip in the first half as he strolled through with a calm assurance - 7.

NEMANJA VIDIC: Kept Grant Holt quiet, except when the pair had to be spoken to by referee Mark Clattenburg for pushing at a set-piece, as part of a straightforward afternoon - 7.

MICHAEL CARRICK: Cruised through the 90 minutes, patrolling midfield and linking play well - 7.

DANNY WELBECK: Denied by Scott Carson when he attempted to double United's lead with a shot on the turn. Some bright moments of interplay - 7.

ROBIN VAN PERSIE: The prolific striker began the season the way he performed for much of last term with a double - a sublime header and a deflected second - 8.

TOM CLEVERLEY: Created a first-half chance for Welbeck and miscued a shot from a good position on the edge of the area in the second period - 6.

WILFRIED ZAHA: The winger's pace and trickery troubled Wigan as he impressed on a second successive visit to Wembley following May's play-off final win with Crystal Palace - 7.


CHRIS SMALLING (on for Rafael, 16 minutes): Slotted in seamlessly at centre-back as part of a defensive reshuffle - 6.

ANTONIO VALENCIA (on for Zaha, 60): Ran at Stephen Crainey in the same manner as Zaha but not to the same effect - 6.

ANDERSON (on for Giggs, 67): Did little as United played out time - 5.

SHINJI KAGAWA (on for Welbeck, 83): Not enough time to make an impact - 5.

ADNAN JANUZAJ (on for Van Persie, 83): Not enough time to make an impact - 5.


SCOTT CARSON: Could do little about Van Persie's goals and saved well from Welbeck's shot on the turn - 7.

EMMERSON BOYCE: Did his defensive duties well, but was outnumbered as the overlapping Evra caused problems - 6.

JAMES PERCH: Part of the static defence which did not attack Evra's cross for the opener and Van Persie's second deflected in off him - 5.

LEON BARNETT: Made a crucial first-half intervention to prevent Welbeck converting a menacing Zaha cross and another to stop Evra combining with Van Persie in the second half - 7.

STEPHEN CRAINEY: Struggled to cope with Zaha's scintillating pace and was given little relief when Valencia came on - 5.

JAMES McCARTHY: The midfield tyro had little opportunity to show the qualities which have seen him linked with a summer move - 6.

BEN WATSON: Returning to the scene of his historic strike, FA Cup final hero Watson was outshone by another former Palace man in Zaha - 6.

JAMES McCLEAN: Darted by Smalling in the first half, but was wasteful with his final ball as he tried too hard to impress on his debut - 6.

JAMES McARTHUR: Booked for a foul on Welbeck, the midfielder spent most of the afternoon chasing possession and struggling to retrieve it - 5.

SHAUN MALONEY: The Scot was unable to influence the game as he did on his last Wembley visit and will hope for better on Wednesday night - 6.

GRANT HOLT: Frustrating afternoon for the former Norwich striker who was taken off midway through the second half - 6.


CHRIS McCANN (on for McArthur, 60): Like the man he replaced, had few opportunities - 5.

MARC-ANTOINE FORTUNE (on for Holt, 60): Had even fewer chances than Holt as United hogged the ball - 5.

CALLUM McMANAMAN (on for McClean, 60): After excelling in his last Wembley visit, the winger was quiet - 5.

JORDI GOMEZ (on for Maloney, 71): Was unable to get on the ball in the latter stages - 5.

ROGER ESPINOZA (on for Watson, 71): Spent his time trying to get on the ball and was booked for late tackle on Cleverley - 5.

NOUHA DICKO (on for McCarthy, 86): Not enough time to make an impact - 5.