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  • December 26, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: P. Dowd
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Premier League Preview: Manchester United - Wigan

Sir Alex Ferguson's side has won all 13 of its encounters with the Lactics, and will hope to maintain the pressure on Manchester City at Old Trafford on Boxing Day


PROBABLE LINEUPS


MANCHESTER UNITED


De Gea
Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra
Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Nani
Rooney, Hernandez


WIGAN ATHLETIC


Al-Habsi
Figueroa, Alcaraz, Caldwell
Stam, McCarthy, Diame, Jones
Moses, Gomez,
Sammon
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has to make do without several players due to injury. Anderson (knee), Tom Cleverley (ankle), Rio Ferdinand (foot), Darren Fletcher (illness), Michael Owen (thigh) and Nemanja Vidic (knee) are all sidelined.

Ashley Young also joins the list of those missing, after he was stretchered off during the 5-0 victory over Fulham. Darron Gibson is also a doubt for the Lactics visit, yet Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Phil Jones has recovered from a facial injury sustained at Craven Cottage in time for the Boxing Day clash.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez does not have a lengthy injury list to deal with, as Emmerson Boyce and Chris Kirkland (both back) are the only two players in his squad who are unavailable through injury.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Manchester United has lost only one game in the Premier League this season, which came in the 6-1 defeat to arch-rival Manchester City at Old Trafford.
  • The Red Devils have won every game they have played against the Latics throughout the course of their history. This accounts for 13 victories, 12 of which came in the Premier League. The other was the 4-0 League Cup final victory in 2006.
  • During this time, Sir Alex Ferguson's men have put 41 goals past this opposition, conceding only four in the process.
  • Wigan has scored only six goals away from home in the Premier League this season. Only Fulham has hit the back of the net fewer times on its travels.
  • In all top-flight games this season, the visitors have scored only 15 goals. No team has scored fewer.
  • The Latics have lost only one of their last six league games, a 4-0 defeat to Arsenal at the DW Stadium, but still lie in the relegation zone.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Manchester United

Wigan Athletic

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Manchester United FC MNU
Manchester United FC Manchester United
Draw
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Wigan Athletic FC Wigan Athletic
95%

Top 3 Predictions

Manchester United FC MNU
4 - 0
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Manchester United FC MNU
3 - 0
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Manchester United FC MNU
5 - 0
Wigan Athletic FC WIG

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