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Van Persie double gives Moyes first trophy at United

August 11, 2013 20:40 IST

Robin van Persie struck twice to earn Manchester United a 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the English season's curtain-raising Community Shield at a sun-drenched Wembley on Sunday.

The prolific Dutch striker scored in each half for the Premier League champions who outclassed the surprise FA Cup winners to give their new manager David Moyes an early trophy in his reign at Old Trafford.

Van Persie powered home an angled header after six minutes and fired in a deflected shot just before the hour to see off Championship side Wigan who stunned Manchester City to win the Cup before being relegated last season.

Young United winger Wilfried Zaha showed touches of quality on his debut alongside 39-year-old Ryan Giggs who made his 21st Wembley appearance for the club and the first without Alex Ferguson as his manager.

Image: Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring the second goal with his Manchester United team mates.

Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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