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Man Utd vs Wigan: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

Manchester United welcome Wigan to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups and predicted score for the big game.

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Manchester United get back to Premier League action this weekend after the two week international break as they welcome Wigan Athletic to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

United will be looking to make it three wins from three games after successive 3-2 victories over Fulham and Southampton, following their 1-0 defeat to Everton on the opening weekend.

Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping to exact revenge on Wigan after their 1-0 loss at the DW Stadium last season was a key game in United missing out on the Premier League title.

Roberto Martinez’s men have enjoyed a decent start to the new season including a 2-0 win away at newly-promoted Southampton.

Team News

Fergie is expected to be able to call upon the services of summer signings Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa despite the pair being injury doubts ahead of the game.

RVP picked up a minor thigh injury while away with Holland and Kagawa has a back complaint, but both trained on Friday and are set to feature.

However, Wayne Rooney joins Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Phil Jones on the sidelines. Darren Fletcher is back in the squad but is unlikely to be called upon just yet.

Wigan are likely to be forced into making one change with Jean Beausejour picking up a hamstring injury during their last match with Stoke.

Paraguay defender Antolin Alcaraz has an abductor problem but is expected to be passed fit as is midfielder James McArthur, who is likely to feature despite a back problem.

On-loan Arsenal forward Ryo Miyaichi is expected to remain on the bench despite improving his fitness during the international break.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Manchester United are understandably heavy favourites for this one and we can’t see beyond a home win with Van Persie continuing his goal-scoring run. Man Utd 2-0 Wigan.

What would your line-up be? What’s your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Jame Gaitho

    September 15, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I would prefer Butner to start his debut aganist Wigan coz Evra’s form is diminishing each game. My bet Man itd 3 Wigan 0(RVP2 & kagawa1)

  2. James Gaitho

    September 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I would prefer Bûttner to start his debut aganist Wigan coz Evra’s form is diminishing each game. My bet Man utd 3 Wigan 0(RVP2 & Kagawa1)

  3. Dejlas

    September 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I want buttner 2 start cos evra is somhw weaken… My prediction… Man utd 4 – 1 Wigan (RVP 2, KAGAWA 1, VALENCIA 1)

  4. Shamat

    September 15, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I prefer butner than evra en i think united 3 wigan 1

  5. Francis

    September 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Butner 4 evra man utd 4 wigan 0 (rup 3 kagawa 1)

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  7. Temesgen

    September 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Butner 4 Evra Man utd 3 wigan 1 (RVP 2, NANI 1)

  8. Christian

    September 15, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I prefer buttner should pray 3 why cleverley should pray 10 den flecher should pray 4 man u 5 winger 1

  9. jeany liene

    September 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Man utd 2-valencia and kagawa wigan 3

  10. innocent

    September 15, 2012 at 11:06 am

    man u 5 wingan 1

  11. Frank

    September 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Man united 3-0 Wiga (RVP 2 Kagawa 1)

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  13. Kenneth benson

    September 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Av nt watched butner in action b4 bt i hope he plays wel so evra will work hard 2 retain his position cos he (evra)remains my num1 left bck in manU despite his lost in form…

  14. Yung lad

    September 15, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I prefer buttner 2 start 2day,becos evra is weak,man u 4,and wigan 0,RVP 3 KAGAWA 1.


    September 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

    lots of goals from rvp are likely 2 be seen today

  16. Lol

    September 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I man.utd fan but think 2-1 vAn persie and rafael

  17. D Magnus Boyee

    September 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    With the present of Rio and Vidic in defend i think we will have a clean sheet. Man-U 3 Wigan 0 RVP 2 and Nani 1

  18. Gatluak Gach

    September 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    i hope man utd w’ll be good today. In my prediction Utd w’ll win by 3 to 0

  19. Edu Ndalut

    September 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    the squad is quite deadly and we believe in Fergie

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