Man Utd 4-0 Wigan- Report


Schweinsteiger scores on return to Manchester United line-up in win over Wigan

Bastian Schweinsteiger enjoyed a memorable Manchester United return, wrapping up a comprehensive FA Cup fourth-round win against Wigan on his first start for more than a year.

Few expected to see the 32-year-old in the club's colours again after being frozen out by Jose Mourinho, falling so far down the pecking order that the club even wrote him off as an asset in their accounts.

However, Schweinsteiger has surprisingly returned from the cold and capped his first United start since January 9, 2016, by hooking home the FA Cup holders' final goal of a 4-0 win against Wigan.

Eyebrows were raised at the former Germany captain's inclusion, compounded by the rust visible in the opening stages against Warren Joyce's well-drilled side.

However, Schweinsteiger's fine cross brought with it Marouane Fellaini's opening goal just before half-time, from which a much-changed United returned brightly.

Anthony Martial, given a chance to shine at Old Trafford, set-up Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan goals, before Schweinsteiger brought the biggest cheer of the afternoon by turning home from close range.


Source : DSG