Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United

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  1. Apr 11, 2012
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    Wigan will be up for this after what happened against Chelsea. Hopefully our players are ready, and not feel like a few people on here who already think the title is won..

    United never do it the easy way.
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    Well I hope we'll do it the easy way this time around.
  3. Apr 11, 2012
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    Need to win this and hope we play like we need to. When we get into the comfort zone like the other day, we don't create enough chances - we may keep the ball and dominate in that respect but, don't do enough to put the game to bed.

    Hopefully Fergie will have drummed that in some more - he already wasn't too pleased with it on Sunday.
  4. Apr 11, 2012
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    Sean's team to beat Wigan Athletic :)
    Starting XI

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    Bench: Amos, Smalling, Jones, Scholes, Nani, Berbatov, Chicharito
    Not in the squad: Giggs, Park, Fabio, Pogba, Fryers, W.Keane
    Out: Vidic, Fletcher, Anderson, Owen, Lindegaard

    Some words to the team-selection
    I would make only one change for this game, the players shouldn't have a problem with one game during the week at this stage and more changes are a better option from this game to the Aston Villa game.
    Cleverley for Scholes would be my only option because Scholes isn't probably ready for another 60+ minutes and Cleverley is the nearest option for Scholes.

    Player to watch: Wayne Rooney
    I've a bad feeling about this game but i've a feeling Rooney will save us for a draw or win.

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    Match Stats
    - Head-to-head total: 0-0-14
    -.Head-to-head @JJB Stadium: 0-0-6
    - Wigan Athletic's current form: LDDWWL
    ..Manchester United's current form: WLWWWW
    - Manchester United haven won all 14 games against Wigan Athletic and the goal-difference says 46-4, Wigan Athletic are goaless against Manchester United in the
    ..last 5 games too.
    - 3 Manchester United defenders (Patrice Evra, Rafael and Fabio) have scored in the last 4 games against Wigan Athletic.
    - Manchester United have won their last 8 league games and 11 of their last 12.
    - Manchester United have failed to score in only 1 of their last 52 games, a 3-0 defeat against Newcastle United.
    - Wayne Rooney has scored 12 goals in his last 11 games.
    - Javier Hernandez has scored 3 goals in 3 games against Wigan Athletic.
    - David De Gea hasn't conceded a league goal in the last 453 minutes.

    Match News
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | Manchester United homepage
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    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | BBC
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | Sky-Sports
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | Daily Telegraph
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | Manchester Evening News
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | Setanta-Sports
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | goal.com
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | football365.co.za
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | Vital Football - Wigan Athletic*
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | Vital Football - Manchester United*
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | The Busby Babe*
    Preview Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United | Red Flag Flying High*
    Dave Whelan: Manchester United’s title charge is no shock | Manchester Evening News
    Roberto Martinez ready for Manchester United | Sky-Sports
    Roberto Martinez proud of Antonio Valencia | The Independent
    Al Habsi up for Manchester United clash | Wigan Today
    James McArthur: Play with no fear | Sky-Sports
    Ashley Young wary of battling Wigan | Manchester United homepage
    Silence is golden for Manchester United's Antonio Valencia | Manchester Evening News*
    *Star article

    Likely line-ups (The Busby Babe)
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  5. Apr 11, 2012
    #85

    Colin129 Death or the gladioli!

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    A squeaky 1-2 win.
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    1-9.

    Rooney 4,44,61,84
    Welbeck 16, 59
    Nani 26
    Valencia 31
    De Gea 90+3 (pen)

    Jones (OG) 1
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    Colin129 Death or the gladioli!

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    How about this one then?

    btw, that would give me SO many points on FF...:D
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    Tight game I think tonight, Wigan don't have a great home record but they're in good form (only 2 losses in the last 9). They struggle to finish off chances though, I feel if we get an early goal we could have them beat mentally, their record agianst us will be in their minds. We should scrape through tonight though.
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    Pfft, highly optimistic.

    1-8 is more realistic.
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    Rado_N Grinner ruined my tagline

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    Greedy bastard.
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    I love playing Wigan.
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    Major changes needed tonight to freshen things up, I hope Fergie plays:


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    Solius Has a massive ginger bush

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    I would shit all over Wigan.
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    Dunno if this has been asked/answered, but what channel is this one on?

    not on Sky.. ESPN? or none?
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    Lynk Obsessed with discrediting Danny Welbeck

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    None. Sopcast it is.
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    R.N7 Such tagline. Wow!

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    Di Santo to score the first goal
  20. Apr 11, 2012

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    This.

    Anyone else scared that SAF is going to rest Rooney?
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    Does anyone know any live feeds / i use online footy £2.00 for the game but they have stopped registrations on at the moment.

    Any simular sites that are good viewing please.
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    I'm expecting a repeat of the Blackburn away match's continued torture.
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    kietotheworld Banned

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    First Row Sports (google it) is a fairly reliable free website. There are multiple links for every game that play in your broswer in the event that the one you're watching cuts off.
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    Skywarden Full Member

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    Only if he's not fit.
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    To rest him for those other things we have coming up that are more important than getting 3 points?
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    They will do there job to the best of there ablity, if they make mistakes shit happens.
    Mistakes in other matchs will mean jackshit in this game.
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    :lol: Exactly.

    Rooney has to play. Hope Valencia does too, which he should
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    A lot of people predicting an easy win here but I just don't see it. Wigan have actually been playing very well of late and should've gotten something at Stamford Bridge at the weekend. There are no easy games at this point of the season, although the confidence we carry into the game is undoubtedly the biggest factor.

    ALL that matters here is 3 points. I would expect to see some but not too much rotation. Cleverley, Nani, Giggs, Jones and Smalling will all be in contention for starts. As will Hernandez. The little mexican hasn't impressed me in a long time and to be honest I'd be much happier to see Berbatov get a game if Welbeck is rotated out.

    Regardless of individual preferences, Fergie will not be taking Wigan for granted. They are fighting for their life and having their typical late season surge. I don't expect this to be easy at all. Not having champions league or FA cup commitments means we shouldn't have to rotate as much as in previous seasons.
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    Am looking forward to the game with our brilliant away support as always at Wigan and the other night at Blackburn :drool:

    I can see Rio and Scholes given a little break, Smalling and Giggs to come in. Get the first goal and i reckon we'll win pretty comfortably
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    I hope we don't rest Rio. His experience has been vital the past few months, the partnership with Evans is working and I think De Gea is more confident knowing he has Rio at CB to provide some communication when defending set-pieces.

    Hernandez may get a start, if Scholes is rested then I'd prefer if we started Cleverley and Carrick in CM with Giggs coming on if necessary. Hope to see Nani get a subs appearance.
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    Richter Hairy big footed Swede

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    I have a feeling that Park might start then after 60-65 minutes when it's still 0-0 Fergie will replace Park with Nani and United will grab a late winner.
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    De Gea

    Rafael
    Smalling
    Evans
    Evra

    Valencia
    Carrick
    Cleverly
    Nani

    Rooney
    Hernandez

    Amos, Jones, Rio, Scholes, Giggs, Park, Wellbeck.
    0-3
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    Hopefully an early goal settles us and lets us play some nice stuff. If Scholes doesnt start, I fear for us keeping possession but hope im wrong.
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    Our general play has been really poor lately, we find it hard to create chances. Hopefully we can nick it 0-1.
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    Scrumpet There are no words

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    Cleverley will score a goal tonight. It has been foretold.
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    Coca Cola One balled wonder

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    I have a feeling Wigan will score first.
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    If we get any kind of improvement in our ability to finish moves off then I expect Wigan to have very little chance.
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    We're gonna lose tonight.

    There's no way we're gonna just cruise through this run in and not at least make it difficult for ourselves at some point. Its just not how United do it. We always do it the hard way.
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    Scrumpet There are no words

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    We normally do it the easy way against Wigan to be fair.
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