Wigan - Manchester United Preview: Red Devils on eight-match winning streak

Roberto Martinez prepares to face champions-elect, but will be aware of three 5-0 defeats the Latics have suffered in their previous five meetings with Sir Alex Ferguson's side



Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa
Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour

Moses, Maloney
Di Santo

De Gea
Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra
Valencia, Scholes, Carrick, Young
Rooney, Chicharito

Neither team have any suspensions to worry about but there are injuries afflicting both squads.

Roberto Martinez is without Colombian striker Hugo Rodallega for the visit of Manchester United but it is the away side who have more players on the treatment table.
Manchester United are 30/1 with Paddy Power to beat Wigan 5-0 on Wednesday.

Midfielder Anderson remains sidelined with a hamstring injury but could return next week. However in better news, Nani and Michael Owen are both expected to be fit for selection for the trip to the DW Stadium.

The Latics have no long-term injury concerns, but Sir Alex Ferguson will have to wait until the summer for the return of Nemanja Vidic and Darren Fletcher. Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard also remains a long-term doubt.

  • Wigan have a terrible recent record against their visitors, recording an enormous 21-0 deficit in the last five encounters.
  • Manchester United have won five of their last games without conceding a goal.
  • The hosts have never so much as taken a point off United in any meeting between the sides.
  • Wigan have scored just four times in the 14 matches.
  • Victor Moses (right), Franco Di Santo and Jordi Gomez are the home side's top goalscorers this year with a paltry four goals each.
  • In contrast, Wayne Rooney has 30 goals to his name in one of his most impressive campaigns.
  • Roberto Martinez's side have lost just once in their last five games though, and were unfortunate to leave Stamford Bridge empty-handed following two officiating blunders.
  • They have also found their shooting boots, scoring in the last five fixtures.