Wigan are no strangers to upsetting the odds in the FA Cup and they will be aiming to do it again when they welcome Premier League giants Manchester United to the DW Stadium on Monday night.
After a summer of turmoil, which saw the club docked points for financial misdemeanors before being taken over and then having to build a new squad from scratch, Wigan have unsurprisingly struggled to get going in League One this season.
As things stand, Shaun Maloney’s men sit in 18th position in the table – just four points above the dreaded drop-zone – but have managed to avoid defeat in their most recent two league outings against Barnsley and Carlisle United.
Of course, the gulf in class between the two sides on Monday night will be enormous but as we know in this competition, and Wigan showed when defeating Manchester City 1-0 in 2018, anything can happen on the day.
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Wigan Athletic v Manchester United
FA Cup Third Round
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JAN 2017 FA CUP Man Utd 4-0 Wigan
AUG 2013 COMMUNITY SHIELD Man Utd 2-0 Wigan
JAN 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE Wigan 0-4 Man Utd
SEP 2012 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 4-0 Wigan
APR 2012 PREMIER LEAGUE Wigan 1-0 Man Utd
DEC 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 5-0 Wigan
FEB 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Wigan 0-4 Man Utd
NOV 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 2-0 Wigan
DEC 2009 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 5-0 Wigan
AUG 2009 PREMIER LEAGUE Wigan 0-5 Man Utd
It hasn’t been the easiest of campaigns so far for Manchester United. A positive run in the FA Cup could be just what they need to reignite their campaign.
In their most recent Premier League outing, the Red Devils suffered yet another set back, as they were beaten by a Nuno Espirito Santo-inspired Nottingham Forest side 2-1 thanks to a late strike from Morgan Gibbs-White.
With top-four now looking unlikely and the Red Devils already out of the Champions League and EFL Cup, the FA Cup is looking like their last realistic prospect of silverware this season.
Changes will likely be made for this one, but Erik Ten Hag will know that his side simply cannot afford a slip-up here. If they do, his job could suddenly be coming under serious threat.
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However, I do expect them to come through here, and that feeling is only strengthened when you look at United’s recent record against Wigan which includes three 4-0 wins and three 5-0 wins in their last 10 meetings with the Latics.
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