A Wayne Rooney treble kept Manchester United top of the table as Bolton lost at home for the first time this season.
Rooney slammed United into an early lead after receiving a perfect pass from England team-mate Michael Carrick.
And he made it two with a cool curling shot from just outside the box as United dominated the early stages.
Bolton were unable to hit back and Cristiano Ronaldo slotted in a third before the brilliant Rooney completed his hat-trick with a fine solo effort.
Van der SAR - had the best view in the house for 25 minutes, and a physical battle with Bolton's front line after that 6
Neville - Not really a day for United defenders, but he overlapped to good effect and tidied at the back 6
Ferdinand - Could afford to have an easy day of it with his defensive partner in such commanding form 6
Vidic - Awesome at the back at a time when Bolton tried to bludgeon their way back into the game through physical presence 8
Evra - Found the going a bit too physical once Bolton got into gear, and ended up being stretchered off 6
Carrick - Amid all the flamboyance and the flair, he was available to keep the cogs oiled with smart, quick passing 8
Ronaldo - Played his part in a magnificent opening 25 minutes by United, but drifted in and out of the game after that 7
Giggs - Sublime at times in the first half, and his work rate didn't drop when the match became more of a contest 7
Scholes - His passing was as sweet and sure as ever, and he still put in the customary rattling tackles when needed 8
Rooney - Two goals of supreme quality completed his fightback from poor form - back at his monstrous best 9
Saha - Should have scored in second half, and that would have been a fitting reward for his link-up play 7
Heinze (for Evra 62 mins) - eased back into action after Wednesday's exertions 5
O'Shea (for Saha 84) - Just a tidying up job to do when he came on 5
Fletcher (for Giggs 84) - His only job was to see the game to the final whistle 5