Manchester United vs. Wigan Athletic: FA Cup Fourth Round – Match Preview

Manchester United entertain Wigan Athletic in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

United needed a last minute Wayne Rooney goal to earn a point away at Stoke City last weekend, with the strike seeing the forward become the clubs all time record goalscorer.

They progressed into the final of the Capital One Cup, despite a 2-1 defeat to Hull City in the second leg of their semi-final during the week.

Wigan Athletic have started to turn their form around domestically and consecutive wins have lifted them out of the drop zone.

Last time out they beat Brentford 2-1, with two goals in four minutes enough to secure a vital win.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester United to beat Wigan Athletic: 5/1 with Paddy Power*

Manchester United to beat Wigan Athletic: 28/1 with Coral*

Form guide: Manchester United W2 D2 L1; Wigan Athletic W3 D1 L1
2016/17 top scorers
Manchester United – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 19 goals
Wigan Athletic – Will Grigg 7 goals 

Match history
The pair haven’t met since the 2013 Community Shield, which United won 2-0 with Robin van Persie scoring twice.

Last five meetings (Premier League unless stated)
Manchester United 2 Wigan Athletic 0 (Community Shield) – 11/08/13
Wigan Athletic 0 Manchester United 4 – 01/01/13
Manchester United 4 Wigan Athletic 0 – 15/09/12
Wigan Athletic 1 Manchester United 0 – 11/04/12
Manchester United 5 Wigan Athletic 0 – 26/12/11

Manchester United to nil – 4/5 with Bet 365

Team news
Manchester United are likely to heavily rotate the squad here following a busy fixture list.

Axel Tuanzebe could make his first start for the club, with the likes of Sergio Romero, Luke Shaw and Juan Mata in contention to start.

Former United players Reece James, Nick Powell and Andy Kellett will all miss a chance to return to their former club because of injury.

Top goalscorer Will Grigg is set to lead the line for the visitors.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Romero; Valencia, Blind, Tuanzebe, Shaw; Herrera, Fellaini; Mata, Rooney, Martial; Rashford
Wigan Athletic (4-5-1): Haugaard; Connolly, Buxton, Burn, Warnock; Power, Morsy, McDonald, Jacobs; Grigg

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (28/1 with Coral)*

Correct Score: 2-0 (11/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Marcus Rashford (21/20 with 888 Sport)

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