Paul Scholes set off on his managerial career with a victory after Oldham Athletic’s 4-1 win over Plymouth Argyle.
And he had a former Sheffield United midfielder to thank for the debut win.
Jose Baxter scored the first goal of Scholes’ reign at the Manchester United legend’s hometown club, deep into injury time in the first half.
Baxter's composure from 12 yards in the fifth minute of added time - his first goal in five months - provided the breakthrough with a low, curling finish.
Callum Lang made it 2-0 before Mohamed Mouche and Christopher Missilou completed the rout in the final two minutes after Bevis Mugabi had reduced the deficit.
The new Latics boss, who plans to tap into contacts at his old club, handed a first start to Sheffield-born on-loan United academy forward Zak Dearnley after he scored on debut at the weekend.