Community Shield: Van Persie's double gives United 2-0 win over Wigan, first trophy for Moyes

Robin van Persie scored twice to reinforce his status as Manchester United's leading striker during Wayne Rooney's absence Sunday in a 2-0 victory over Wigan to open the David Moyes era with a win in the Community Shield.

Van Persie headed the Premier League champions in front after six minutes and netted again with a deflected strike in the 59th against the FA Cup winners in the traditional opener to the English soccer season.

It was United's first visit to Wembley Stadium without Alex Ferguson since 1985. The 71-year-old Scot retired in May after nearly 27 years as manager.