UK time is: 00:11:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Manchester United vs. Wigan Athletic

Old Trafford

20/11/10

3pm

Manchester Utd v Latics Preview

Roberto Martinez takes his side the 15 miles down the East Lanc`s Road looking to do what no other Latics boss has ever achieved against Manchester United, avoid getting beat.

An abysmal record against United, but Martinez is renowned for turning records on their head and although the Latics are sound second favourites today, it still wouldn`t come as too much of a surprise if some sort of result was achieved.

The big talking point of the game is the will he, won`t he start debate, obviously a massive player and talent but Victor Moses looks to be more influential at the moment as an impact player.

The other will he, won`t he concerns Rooney and that will be the focus of the press no doubt. Fergie always likes to throw a surprise so I think the overpaid lemon sucking skulk will be on from the start.

I hope we put some sort of a show on today, too many times we have faced Manchester United and simply not turned up.

What The Bosses Say:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez:

'When we play against United it must not be about them, it`s about ourselves.

'We need to find a way to work hard, and obviously enjoy the occasion, but it`s all about what we can produce.

'If you look at our record against United we`ve never even got a point, but my biggest concern is for us to be prepared mentally and to be ready to play against a fantastic team.'


United boss Sir Alex Ferguson:

'There are surprise results coming about.

'We saw some evidence of that last season and it has been the same this season.

'There is a bit of inconsistency about Wigan - but they are a capable side.

'They beat Tottenham at their place, had a good result against West Brom and drew with Liverpool.

'I think they seem to be turning the corner in terms of consistency.'

'Roberto gets the rewards himself by sticking to his philosophy and what he believes in, which is good.

'It shows he has strong management.'

Manchester United Team News:

Antonio Valencia is obviously a long way off, Wyane Rooney will more than likely get a place on the bench, whikst Paul Scholes is also available after serving a one match ban, both Ryan Giggs and Rafeal Da Silva are fit to return after injury.

Manchester United from:

Van Der Sar, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Park, Smalling, Berbatov, Obertan, Hernandez, Macheda, Amos, Fabio, O'Shea, Gibson, Scholes, Giggs, Rafeal, Rooney.

Player to watch: Wayne Rooney

If he does feature at some stage it will be interesting to see the crowds reaction to their top paid player

Wigan Athletic Team News:

James McCarthy, Gary Caldwell and Emmerson Boyce are all out injured, Tom Cleverley is ineligible

Latics from:

Al Habsi, Stam, Steven Caldwell, Alcaraz, Gohouri, Thomas, Diame, N'Zogbia, Gomez, Moses, Rodallega, Di Santo, Kirkland, Figueroa, Watson, Boselli, McArthur

Player to watch: Charles N'Zogbia

On top of his form and Charlie just loves playing against the big boys

Any Previous?

There have been eleven previous meetings between the Latics and Man U

The Latics have lost all eleven

Last Six Meeting

30/12/09 - Premier League - Man Utd 5 Latics 0
22/08/09 - Premier League - Latics 0 Man Utd 5
13/05/09 - Premier League - Latics 1 Man Utd 2
14/01/09 - Premier League - Man Utd 1 Latics 0
11/05/08 - Premier League - Latics 0 Man Utd 2
06/10/07 - Premier League - Man Utd 4 Latics 0

Ref Watch:

Martin Atkinson (West Yorks)

Why not take a look at our fantastic 'Meet the Ref' article

Martin Atkinson Card Watch

Games - 12, yellows 44, reds 5

Match Prediction:

Head says United to win 2-0

Heart says 1-1 draw

As always going with the heart

Up Next:

Premier League

West Ham United v Latics
Upton Park
Saturday
27/11/10
3pm


Bookmark and Share


Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 20 2010

Time: 10:22AM

Your Comments

I'll stick my neck out and go 1-1
worbo
2-1 Manchester United I think
robin
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 168
2. loudmouthblue 110
3. russialatic 96
4. Thorpyness 91
5. hindleymonwafc 84
6. Pauvre Jean 75
7. riddy 54
8. Whittleblue 54
9. SwindonLatic 53
10. Lazysid 53

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
21. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
22. Fulham 13 3 2 8 -9 11

Breaking League News

The Reds unbolt the Trotters.
Charlton : 22/10/2014 23:06:00
LUFC Who should replace Doukara in attack?
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 21:26:00
LUFC Cellino backs defender in race row
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:50:00
LUFC Young defender wants a run in the side
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:33:00
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Review
Brentford : 22/10/2014 20:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Millwall
Suggested By:  Roy Cropper
Scott Carson 7%
James Tavernier 35%
Ivan Ramis 5%
Leon Barnett 0%
Maynor Figueroa 17%
William Kvist 5%
Adam Forshaw 11%
Shaun Maloney 5%
James McClean 5%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 5%
Oriol Riera 5%