Robin van Persie's double provided David Moyes with his first trophy as Manchester United manager following a comfortable 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic at Wembley in the Community Shield.

Last season's leading scorer headed United in front after just six minutes and his deflected effort before the hour mark put the seal on a controlled display. After a mixed preseason in terms of results and performances new boss Moyes will be satisfied to claim a piece of silverware in such straightforward fashion after Wigan failed to turn up.

United took the lead through the first chance of the game on six minutes. Van Persie spread the play to the left and the Dutchman's subsequent run was not tracked as he arrived in the penalty area to guide Patrice Evra's cross inside the post.

Wigan struggled to carry a threat going forward and had to remain alert at the back as summer signing Leon Barnett did well to cut out Wilfried Zaha's low cross at the near post. The Premier League champions were forced into an early reshuffle on 16 minutes when Rafael went off injured to be replaced by Chris Smalling who slotted in at center-half with Phil Jones switching to right-back.