FA Cup: Man Utd powers past Wigan

Bastian Schweinsteiger marked his first Manchester United start for a year with a goal and an assist in a convincing FA Cup win over Wigan.

Marouane Fellaini got on the end of Schweinsteiger’s cross to put the holders in front just before half-time in this fourth-round tie.

Chris Smalling made it 2-0 following a cross from Anthony Martial, who set up Henrikh Mkhitaryan to tap in the third.

Schweinsteiger completed the scoring with an overhead kick from close range. Wigan, 22nd in the Championship, had stood up well to the 12-time winners before conceding three goals in 24 second-half minutes.

United, who made nine changes to the side that faced Hull in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Thursday, sent on substitute keeper Joel Pereira, 20, and defender Axel Tuanzebe, 19, for their debuts.

This was an opportunity for a number of United players to prove a point to Mourinho and, after a slow start, they responded with a professional performance as they swept aside the 2013 winners.

Schweinsteiger made his first start since 9 January 2016, Luke Shaw started for the first time since 30 November and Martial had a chance to show he has a long-term future at Old Trafford.

Martial struggled to impose himself up front before he was moved out wide and chipped in with two assists.

Source : SunOnline

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