"After that it was like watching the tide coming in. There is not a player in the Manchester United side who cannot do something for them in attack.
"You can't look at anyone and say 'let them have the ball'. They have such drive and determination."
Wilkinson now has the task of raising the team for the FA Cup tie at Bolton this weekend, in what could prove a confidence boosting win against one of Sunderlands relegation threatened rivals.