Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted seeing Alexander Buttner and Nick Powell both on the scoresheet in victory over Wigan Athletic.

Buttner was slightly fortunate, although he did surge past three players to get in position to let fly with a shot that Al Habsi should have kept out.

There was nothing lucky about Powell's effort though as the 18-year-old belted home from 20 yards.

"Nick Powell is going to be a really good player," said Ferguson. "He has a great temperament. He has two feet and is quick. He is a great striker of the ball.

"For an 18-year-old boy it has been a terrific day.

"Alexander was a little bit rash at times but he has a great engine. He is raw and has a lot of rough edges. Hopefully we can develop that and he will be a really good addition for us."