Wigan Athletic could face drubbing at hands of Manchester United

Wigan Athletic fans may not have felt too excited when they were drawn Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Championship outfit will face Jose Mourinho’s men at Old Trafford at the end of the month, and the action is more than likely going to be televised.

Of course, the TV revenue will be handy for the Latics, but history suggests that they could be embarrassed by the Red Devils.

If United were not strong favourites already given their Premier League heavyweight status, OptaJoe has uncovered a statistic that firmly puts them in the driving seat.

Gulp. On one occasion Wigan have scored at Old Trafford, and that was on Boxing Day in 2006 when Leighton Baines – now of Everton – scored a 90th minute penalty.

It proved to be a consolation goal, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in four minutes during the second half, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nabbed one for himself to give United a 3-1 triumph.

Overall, these two sides have gone head to head 18 times, with United winning 17 and Wigan claiming a solitary victory.

It came in 2012 and Shaun Maloney’s 50th-minute goal was the only thing to separate the teams in the Premier League clash at the DW Stadium.

 


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