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: