With Rooney probably unable at the match due to injury, Manchester united will be relying on Van Persie who has already settled at Manchester.
Starting with a loss in the season, the recovery kings were able to recover back winning two back to back matches when their star signings Kagawa and Van Persie were able to shine recovering Rooney’s absence at the pitch. Coming from back to Southampton in spite of having early lead, it was Van Persie who scored hat-trick to save united from a scare. Sir Alex Ferguson would certainly be looking for a dominating innings which they have been lacking this season.
Wigan although started with a loss to Chelsea, they were able to display some good form when they displayed some good game against the Saints. Similarly they were able to share point with Stoke city while beating Nottingham Forest 4-1 they blew some message in error that they ain’t easy to beat. Certainly Manchester United has to go through their exemplary form if they really wish to snatch some points away from Wigan.
Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Cleverley, Carrick, Valencia, Kagawa, Nani, Van Persie
Formation: Sir Alex would not probably risk Rooney in the match, the chances suggest that United may rely completely on van Persie at Front playing 4-2-3-1 formation.
Wigan: Al-Habsi, Ramis, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour, Miyaichi, Di Santo, Maloney
When United travelled DW stadium last year, they suffered 1-0 defeat to the home team while their result at Old Trafford against Wigan is outstanding when they scored 5 goals and never conceded within the final 90 minutes.
United at their home are difficult team while Van Persie’s form will add addition to team’s strength. Although Rooney’s absence would have provided some knock at Old Trafford but former Arsenal captain has already known how to score for United.
Manchester United 2-0 Wigan Athletic