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February 26, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
The DW Stadium — Wigan
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 18140‎
 

Premier League Preview: Wigan Athletic - Manchester United

By Matt Monaghan


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PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Wigan Athletic: Al Habsi; Ghouri, Alcaraz, G Caldwell, Figueroa; McCarthy, Thomas, Diame; Moses, Rodallega, N'Zogbia.

Manchester United: van der Sar; Rafael Da Silva, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs; Rooney, Hernandez.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Wigan Athletic have lost each of their 11 Premier League meetings with Manchester United.
  • The aggregate score for the matches is United 37-4 Wigan.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored nine goals in 12 matches in all competitions against the Latics.
  • Wigan have only taken the lead in three of the games.
  • Hugo Rodallega is Wigan's top scorer with seven Premier League goals and is the only recognised striker to have netted in the top-flight this season.
  • Wigan have scored just one goal in their last seven meetings in all competitions against United.
  • Dimitar Berbatov has scored five goals in eight Premier League matches against Wigan.
  • United (57) have scored more than double the number of Premier League goals Wigan (27) have this season.
  • The Red Devils have won just three away games out of 12 league games through the course of the current campaign.
  • Wigan are the joint second lowest scoring team in the Premier League.

LAST MEETING

November 20 2010: Manchester United 2-0 Wigan Athletic

United struggled to victory despite Wigan finishing the game with nine-men, with the goals coming from Patrice Evra and Javier Hernandez.

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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
2S. GohouriDefender
5Gary CaldwellDefender
32Antolín AlcarazDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
8Ben WatsonMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
-Charles N'ZogbiaMidfielder
16James McCarthyMidfielder
12Victor MosesMidfielder
20Hugo RodallegaStriker
12Mike PollittGoalkeeper
13Steven CaldwellDefender
26Adrain LopezDefender
20H. ThomasMidfielder
14Jordi GómezMidfielder
16James McArthurMidfielder
9Franco Di SantoStriker
1Edwin van der Sar Goalkeeper
16John O'SheaDefender
12Chris SmallingDefender
15Nemanja VidicDefender
3Patrice EvraDefender
24Darren FletcherMidfielder
16Michael CarrickMidfielder
18Paul ScholesMidfielder
17NaniMidfielder
14Javier 'Chicharito' HernandezStriker
10Wayne RooneyStriker
29Tomasz KuszczakGoalkeeper
5Wes BrownDefender
35Fabio Da SilvaDefender
2RafaelDefender
4Darron Gibson Midfielder
9Dimitar BerbatovStriker
15Joshua KingStriker
Players to Watch
James McCarthy
James McCarthy
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 16
Games Goals YC RC
31 0 5 0
Before James McCarthy was crunched against Bolton Wanderers earlier this season, he had looked in fine fettle. As the creative hub of the limited Latics, the 20-year-old is a vital cog in the Wigan machine.

With United loanee Tom Cleverley unable to play against his parent club, this responsibility has grown. Another strong performance could see the opponents added to a list of admirers that has reportedly included Barcelona, Arsenal and Liverpool in the past.
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 14
Games Goals YC RC
21 4 2 0

With trips to Chelsea and Liverpool on the horizon, Javier Hernandez could be thrown back into the United starting line-up.

The Mexican hotshot has been used sparingly of late and did not come the bench during the mid-week Champions League clash with Marseille.

Hernandez has already plundered 11 goals in all competitions in his debut campaign and would hope to repeat his scoring antics from the previous meeting between the two sides.

Prediction
United never got out of first gear against Marseille and drew, but a similarly disappointing performance would be just enough to claim the points against the relegation battlers.

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Editor's Prediction
Results
 
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Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
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30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
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20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0