Manchester United v Wigan Athletic, 26 February 2006

Score4-0 to Manchester United
RefereeAlan Wiley
CompetitionLeague Cup Final
VenueMillennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance66,866
Kick-off: 3.00pm. For the trophy presentation, the Manchester United players wore special shirts reading "For You Smudge", referring to Alan Smith, who had broken his left leg during a recent FA Cup match against Liverpool. Wigan goalkeeper Mike Pollitt picked up a hamstring injury after just 14 minutes, cutting short a dream cup final for the journeyman player, who started his career with Manchester United.

4 Manchester United

Manager: Alex Ferguson

0 Wigan Athletic

Manager: Paul Jewell

Goals:

Wayne Rooney 33 G
Louis Saha 55 G
Cristiano Ronaldo 59 G
Wayne Rooney 61 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar
Defender/Right back Gary Neville (captain)
Defender Wes Brown
Defender John O'Shea
Defender Mikael Silvestre
Defender/Centre back Rio Ferdinand
Midfielder Ryan Giggs
Midfielder PARK Ji-Sung
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward Wayne Rooney
Forward Louis Saha

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mike Pollitt
Defender/Right back Pascal Chimbonda
Defender Paul Scharner
Defender/Centre back Arjan De Zeeuw (captain)
Defender/Centre back Stephane Henchoz
Defender/Left back Leighton Baines
Midfielder Jimmy Bullard
Midfielder Graham Kavanagh
Midfielder/Forward Henri Camara
Forward Jason Roberts
Forward Gary Teale

Substitutions:

Kieran Richardson for Cristiano Ronaldo 73
Patrice Evra for Mikael Silvestre 83
Nemanja Vidic for Wes Brown 83

Substitutions:

John Filan for Mike Pollitt 14
Lee McCulloch for Stephane Henchoz 62
Reto Ziegler for Graham Kavanagh 72

Cards:

Cristiano Ronaldo 60 Y

Cards:

Arjan De Zeeuw 45 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tim Howard
Defender Nemanja Vidic
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Richardson
Defender/Left back Patrice Evra

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Filan
Defender/Centre back Matt Jackson
Defender/Midfielder Reto Ziegler
Midfielder Andreas Johansson
Midfielder/Forward Lee McCulloch