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Wayne Rooney congratulates Dimitar Berbatov after the Bulgarian completed his hat-trick against Wigan from the penalty spot.

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26/12/2011 19:02, Report by Adam Bostock

Gallery: United v Wigan

United drew level on points with Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City by trouncing ten-men Wigan Athletic 5-0 at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

An unfamiliar looking line-up - with Michael Carrick at centre-back and Wayne Rooney on the bench - cruised to a comfortable Christmas victory thanks to a hat-trick from Dimitar Berbatov and other goals from Ji-sung Park and stand-in right-back Antonio Valencia.

Meanwhile, visiting striker Conor Sammon was the player shown the red card by referee Phil Dowd, who also awarded a penalty against the Latics - converted by Berbatov to complete his triple.

To help retell the story, we’ve gathered the best pics for your perusal, many of them as taken by official club photographers John and Matthew Peters.

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