Submitted on Fri, 12/17/2021 - 07:13

The post-Sir Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United began with the 2013 Community Shield clash withWigan Athletic. Sir Alex Ferguson was able to wrestle the Premier League title off noisy neighbours Manchester City in his final season in the Manchester United dugout. On their part, Wigan Athletic made an appearance at the 2013 edition of the Community Shield after stunning favourites Manchester City to win the 2013 FA Cup final.

The 2012/13 season was a bittersweet one for the Wigan fans after the club won the FA Cup title thanks to the1-0 win over the Citizens via the late header from substitute Ben Watson and also suffered demotion to the Championship.
Manchester United were swift in appointing a new manager in the place of the retired Sir Alex Ferguson. With the influence from Sir Alex, David Moyes was named the new Manchester United manager on a six-year deal. He got the job partly to his impressive work at Everton.

David Moyes took charge of his first match as a Manchester United manager during the 2013 Community Shield. Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva was part of the Manchester United defence for the Wigan game. David De Gea started in the Manchester United goal, while the likes of Patrice Evra, NemanjaVidic and Phil Jones joined Rafael da Silva in defence.

Rafael da Silva played just 16 minutes before he went off injured and was replaced by Chris Stalling. By the time of his exit, Manchester United had already established a one-goal lead thanks to the goal from Robin Van Persie. The Dutchman had earlier scored the goals that won the league title for his team in the previous season. Van Persie added his second goal on 59 minutes to ensure that David Moyes began his Manchester United career with a win via a 2-0 victory over the Latics.

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