It was perhaps the best birthday trophy which a demanding boss like Sir Alex Ferguson can be presented with.

Fergie's Red Devils did it with flawless perfection beating Wigan Athletic 5-0 at Old Trafford. Manchester United are now level with neighbours Manchester City on points in the Premier League table. But City are still on top on goal difference.

Dimitar Berbatov scored a hat-trick (on 41, 58 and 78 minutes). But the opener came from Ji-Sung Park just eight minutes into the game. Antonio Valencia too did his due, scoring on 75 minutes.

Wigan's Conor Sammon was sent off for a foul on Michael Carrick.

Here are some of the thrilling moments from the action:

Manchester United's Berbatov shoots to score against Wigan Athletic during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester United's Valencia shoots to score his team's fourth goal against Wigan Athletic in Manchester.Reuters
Wigan Athletic's Alcaraz challenges Manchester United's Park to concede a penalty in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester United's Park celebrates scoring with his teammates against Wigan Athletic in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park challenges Wigan Athletic's Habsi during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters