03/09/2009 19:56, Report by Steve Bartram
Reserves: United 2 Wigan 1
The Reds' perfect start to the 2009/10 continued on Thursday, with a hard-fought victory over Wigan Athletic.
Despite falling behind early on through a Latics penalty, United roared back to take the three points through goals from Anderson and Magnus Eikrem.
The Brazilian midfielder shone all evening, completing 90 minutes and linking the midfield and attack with distinction, while club captain Gary Neville also notched a full run-out in the centre of defence.
The England international was rarely troubled as United dominated proceedings, and only some wonderful saves from Latics goalkeeper Lee Nicholls kept the score respectable.
From the off, United were on top - only for the visitors to take the lead when Cameron Stewart felled Tomasz Cywka inside the area. The Polish livewire dusted himself down and clinically sent Ben Amos the wrong way from the spot.
Undeterred, the Reds continued to make all the running. Sam Hewson was only fractionally away from turning in Eikrem's centre, before the Norwegian drew a fine low save from Nicholls.
The Latics 'keeper was helpless shortly afterwards, however, when Anderson accepted an infield ball