Half-Time Report: Robin van Persie goal gives Manchester United lead

Manchester United hold a 1-0 lead over Wigan Athletic at half time in the Community Shield.

Manchester United head in at half time in the Community Shield with a 1-0 lead over Wigan Athletic.

Robin van Persie gave David Moyes's side the lead after just six minutes with a fine header after an impressive move.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie heads in the opener against Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield on August 11, 2013© Getty Images

United dominated proceedings after the goal and created another chance on 15 minutes through a dangerous low cross from Wilfried Zaha, but it was well defended by Wigan.

Zaha continued to cause problems down the right-hand side, using his pace to trouble the Wigan defence.

Wigan began to play themselves into the game and came close on 32 minutes through a superb James McClean cross, but no-one could find the finishing touch.

Danny Welbeck forced a save from Scott Carson on 38 minutes when he turned well and hit his strike towards the far post.

Wigan had a huge chance to draw level just before half time, but no-one could get on the end of Emerson Boyce's header back across goal.

Manchester United's Robin Van Persie is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Wigan during the Community Shield on August 11, 2013
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