Wigan v Man United Preview

After a disappointing 0-0 draw against Marseille midweek, Manchester United turn their attention back to the Premier League, with an away game against Wigan Athletic.

Team News

Wigan don't have many injury problems, both Emmerson Boyce and Callum McManaman are doubtful. Tom Cleverley will not play as he is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Man United will be without Anderson, Ji-Sung Park, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves and Antonio Valencia. Ryan Giggs may recover in time to play, Michael Owen may also be available to play after returning to training following a hamstring injury.

League Positions

Wigan currently sit in the relegation zone after taking 27 points from 27 games this season. The Latics have only won one of their last nine games. They have the worst defensive home record in the league after conceding 26 goals, they have also only won three league games at the DW Stadium this season.

Man United are currently top of the table picking up 57 points from 26 games. United are now only one point ahead of Arsenal, who beat Stoke 1-0 in the league during the week. Man United have played a game less but the game in hand is against Chelsea. Man United's away record this season has been terrible, they have only won three league games away from home.

Previous Game

The most recent meeting between the two sides was on the 20th November 2010, in a league game at Old Trafford. Man United won the game 2-0 with goals from Patrice Evra and Javier Hernandez, Wigan finished the game with nine men after Antolin Alcaraz and Hugo Rodallega were sent off.


There have been a total of 12 games in all competitions played between the two clubs. Manchester United have won all 12 matches, scoring 37 goals and conceding only four.

Recent Form

Wigan: LDWDD

16th Feb: Wigan 0-1 Bolton (FA Cup)
12th Feb: Liverpool 1-1 Wigan (Premier League)
5th Feb: Wigan 4-3 Blackburn (Premier League)
1st Feb: West Brom 2-2 Wigan (Premier League)
29th Jan: Bolton 0-0 Wigan (FA Cup)

Man United: DWWLW

23rd Feb: Marseille 0-0 Man United (Champions League)
19th Feb: Man United 1-0 Crawley (FA Cup)
12th Feb: Man United 2-1 Man City (Premier League)
5th Feb: Wolves 2-1 Man United (Premier League)
1st Feb: Man United 3-1 Aston Villa (Premier League)


Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Assistants: Mick McDonough and Andy Newbold
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor

Clattenburg has refereed 30 games this season, showing 92 yellow cards and seven red cards.

He has officiated games involving Man United this season; the 3-0 win against West Ham in the league, the 2-0 win over Tottenham, the 4-0 loss to West Ham in the Carling Cup and the 2-1 win over Stoke.

Clattenburg has only refereed one game involving Wigan this season, which was the 3-2 away win in the FA Cup against Hull City.


Arsenal are not in action in the league this weekend, they will be playing Birmingham City at Wembley on Sunday in the Carling Cup final.

Chelsea aren't playing at all, their next game in against Man United at Stamford Bridge on the 1st March. Third place Man City have a home game against Fulham on Sunday.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Al d best devils!. .

  2. DavidTheAlien says:

    You know i am completely terrified of this game, merely because it is sandwiched in between mega important games for United. Im glad that they have resurfaced the pitch as it is a nightmare playing there at this time of the year, i really dont understand why we are playing Chelsea on Tuesday why not make it Weds? We really need to won against Wigan especially as Arsenal beat Stoke midweek and are not playing this weekend. With niggling injuries and a lackluster midfield showing in midweek also has me worried. Why not drop Gibson and give the likes of Morrison or Pogba a run out? Or a chance from the bench.

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