Manchester United have some good memories of recent clashes with Wigan, as they welcome Roberto Martinez’s men to Old Trafford this Saturday. In both of United’s most recent championship winning seasons, crucial victories came in this fixture to de-rail the challenges of Chelsea and Liverpool.
Wigan may have appeared lambs to United’s slaughter in recent times, however, such is the inconsistent, erratic nature of Martinez’s side that a high quality performance at Old Trafford cannot be counted against.
Wayne Rooney has returned to training after his fitness break in the States- he will not feature on Saturday, but Alex Ferguson will be pleased to see his controversial striker return to something approaching fitness with his side only three points off the pace.
Injury concerns aside this should be a relatively simple afternoon for United. Should results go their way they could be level on points with Chelsea at the top on Saturday night- after the recent run of problems, this would surely count as a huge bonus.