Paul Scholes’ first goal since his return to Manchester United set the Premier League champions on their way to victory over Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford.
The 37-year-old made his return for United from the bench in the FA Cup win over Manchester City, but on his first start back following his summer retirement, struck the opening goal as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side cruised against the struggling Trotters.
After seeing his earlier penalty turned away by Adam Bogdan, Wayne Rooney laid the ball on for Scholes to put the hosts ahead in first half stoppage time.
The England forward then assisted Danny Welbeck in putting the game out of sight with 16 minutes to go, tucking the ball away neatly past a helpless Bogdan.
The Wanderers stopper was equally as redundant when Michael Carrick put the icing on the cake late on, sweeping home from 25 yards as United kept the pressure on leaders Manchester City, while Bolton’s wretched season continues.