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Former Watford man believes the relegation-threatened Latics will be doing all they can to pick up three points but is confident that his side can grab a win to close in on glory

Ashley Young is expecting a tough game when Manchester United visit Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night.

Sir Alex Ferguson's men come into the game on the back of eight consecutive Premier League wins and the winger believes that his side can make it nine but is wary of the Latics, who need a win to boost their own survival hopes.

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"Wigan is a tough place to go to – they’re desperate for points and will want to win in front of their own fans," he told the club's official website.

"We’ve got to be on our toes and be ready for a tough game. I’m sure if we can show the confidence, desire and winning mentality we’ve shown throughout the season, we’ll get the win.

"I scored my last goal for [Aston] Villa against Wigan last season at Villa Park and also scored against them away from home, so I’ve enjoyed some decent results against them. Hopefully there will be another to follow tonight."

Young hopes that another three points will edge his side closer to the title, after stretching their lead over Manchester City at the top of the table to eight points on Sunday.

"We’re just ticking the games off as we go along and staying focused on each one," he added.

"You obviously want to play well, but at this stage of the season it’s more about results. You just want the three points from every game.

"We’re eight points clear at the moment but that could end up meaning nothing if we don’t keep our run going."

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