Manchester United completed their busy festive period with a 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic to maintain their 7 point lead at the top of the table.
United, on the back of their clean sheet victory over West Brom, started the game professionally looking to stay tight and not concede the first goal as they have many times this season. When the time was right, they up their game and scored 2 quick goals before half time to put themselves in full control. 2 further goals followed as well as a much welcome successive clean sheet.
There were plenty of moments to enjoy, and this could well be my busiest post. Here are my top 5 GIF moments from the game…
1. Rafael & Ashley Young head 1-2s
Rafael and Ashley young swap several headers to help United move the ball from a clearance to a dangerous attacking position on the right wing.
2. Patrice Evra & Ryan Giggs backheels, Robin van Persie pass
Patrice Evra starts the move with a nice little skill pass that we have seen a few times from him this season, Michael Carrick then finds Ryan Giggs who plays a beautiful backheel of his own to Robin van Persie. The Dutchman spots the run of Tom Cleverley and picks him out with a stunning slide rule pass.
3. Patrice Evra control
As a long kick from the Wigan keeper is sent skywards, Patrice Evra positions himself, keeps his eyes on the ball and brings it down out the air with ease before passing the ball off to Jonny Evans.
4. Danny Welbeck skill, Shinji Kagawa nutmeg
Rafael finds Danny Welbeck with a nice outside of the boot pass and the United Striker shows off his great feet with some nice skill and finds Shinji Kagawa. He completes the beautiful move with a brilliant nutmeg to get United on the attack.
5. Brilliant United play
Stunning play from Manchester United involving a Ryan Giggs stop start pass, Robin van Persie skill, Herandez 1-2, a Kagawa backheel and ends with a first time Van Persie through ball. Classy. Stunning. United.
The Manchester United GIF Goals
Bonus United GIF Moments
Ryan Giggs Special
A pair of beautiful passes – One and Two
Great cross after brilliant Cleverley and RVP play
Almost some sublime skill
Robin Van Persie Special