Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United preview: Line up and prediction

Posted on August 10, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Community Shield, Man United, Wigan Athletic   9 Comments »
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Robin van Persie celebrates a Manchester United goal against Wigan Athletic last season.

After two dull months of no football, excluding the silky Spain and ignoring the shambles that is England in the U21 European Championships, we’re back with a bang as Manchester United take on FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley.

Its all change at United with new manger David Moyes starting out in the footsteps of the great Sir Alex Ferguson and of course, the legendary Paul Scholes has moved on to pastures new. Despite the monumental change at the top, United fans are in position they haven’t been in since November 1986 – a new manager at the helm, which is exciting in itself. Here we take a look at the match preview with a superb view from the opposition as we discuss that superb victory over Manchester City, Antonio Valencia and whether or not Wayne Rooney still has it.

We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Wigan Athletic 0-4 Man United: a near perfect away performance

Posted on January 02, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Wigan Athletic   5 Comments »

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Rafael and Welbeck celebrated van Persie’s final goal at Wigan

Author: Doron

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United travelled to Wigan aiming to finish the busy festive fixture schedule unbeaten and with a win. The DW Stadium, so often a three points banker for United, held unpleasant memories from last season and United would be keen to ensure the same errors weren’t repeated. Wigan have been flirting dangerously with the relegation places once again after just one win in their previous seven games. Fergie recalled Rafael, Ferdinand, Giggs, van Persie and Hernandez to the starting line up. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United: Preview, Lineups and Opposition View

Posted on December 31, 2012  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Wigan Athletic   4 Comments »

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Phil Jones after Wigan score against Man United in April 2012

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First off, from all of us at the Stretty Rant, we’d like to wish you a Happy New Year. Thanks for reading, and we hope you have a happy, safe and prosperous 2013.

Manchester United start 2013 with a trip to Wigan Athletic, hoping to extend an 8-game unbeaten run in the league (7 wins, 1 draw) which sees them enter the year seven points ahead of City at the top of the league. In this season’s reverse fixture, United comfortably beat the Latics at Old Trafford. 4-0 was the scoreline that day, our biggest margin of victory this season – Alex Büttner had a goal, an assist and a clean sheet on his début, and Nick Powell also scored in his first league appearance. In other news, Wigan look set to take young United forward Angelo Henriquez on loan until the end of the season.

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Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic: Fergie to rotate?

Posted on September 14, 2012  by Bricki  in Bricki, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Wigan Athletic   3 Comments »

Wigan score against United

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As the international break ends and we welcome back Premier League football, it’s Wigan Athletic that make the trip to Old Trafford on Saturday. United will be looking to hit back after an unconvincing victory at Southampton and will have revenge on their minds after the defeat at the DW Stadium last season which contributed to the loss of the league title. We preview the game and look for your thoughts on what is usually a home banker for the reds.

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Podcast: United and referees, the Dallas Cup, finding a midfield star and more…

Authors: Doron, Nik and Phil

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Beyond The Pitch and Stretford-End.com have come together once again to record another podcast, the fourth in the series. As ever, we look back on recent games and discuss the Reserves and Academy. Regular Stretford-End.com writer, Nik, joins the show this week to discuss referees specifically. You can also hear Rio Ferdinand and Fergie’s thoughts on the QPR game.

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Things: roaming Rooney, Conca’s successor and Sagna helps Walcott

Posted on March 14, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Arsenal, Doron, El Rob, Nik, Players, Sleepy Nik, Things, Wigan Athletic   4 Comments »

Authors: Doron, Nik and Rob

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Here’s installment number five of the “Things” column. Musings this week are brought to you as ever by Nik, Doron and Rob along with Anam from the excellent Arsenal Column who’s written about on Rooney. Boomshakalaka!

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Talking Points: Manchester United 5-0 Wigan

Posted on December 27, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Wigan Athletic   5 Comments »

Authors: Doron and Nik

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United played Wigan in their penultimate game of 2011. A 100% record against The Latics was likely to be extended – Wigan had only ever scored one goal at Old Trafford previously and United have entered into some good form. Jones and Smalling were surprise absentees through illness whilst Lindegaard kept his place in goal. Rooney was rested giving Hernandez and Berbatov the chance to shine. What followed was a routine dismantling of Martinez’s side.

Below, we discuss the talking points and invite Wigan fans as well as United fans to join in the discussion.

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Wigan Athletic 0-4 Manchester United Talking Points

Posted on February 26, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Wigan Athletic   4 Comments »

Darren Fletcher

AUTHOR: – Doron

After a deflating night in Europe midweek, an away game in the league is hardly welcomed. United were at Wigan today and were in for a tough match, until going 2-0 up when Wigan seemingly gave up. A further two goals were scored, completing a 4-0 win that sees United once again open up a 4 point gap over Arsenal. Below are the main talking points from the match.

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Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United Match Preview

Posted on February 25, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Wigan Athletic   1 Comment »

Owen celebrates away at Wigan
AUTHOR: – Doron

Twenty points separate league leaders, Man United and relegation fighters Wigan. The task facing Wigan is a big one, every time they’ve met United ever they’ve lost – only a win can take them out of the bottom three on Saturday. Whereas for United they will look to once again open a four point gap over second-placed Arsenal.

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Manchester United 2-0 Wigan Athletic

Posted on November 20, 2010  by Yolkie  in Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Wigan Athletic   No Comments »

Goals from Patrice Evra and substitute Chicharito gave spluttering Manchester United a 2-0 win to send them level on points at the top of the table with champions Chelsea. Visitors Wigan were reduced to 9 men after 2 red cards in the space of 2 minutes but the Red Devils were true to form and managed to make a struggle out of a procession.

Evra’s first Premier League goal for 4 years and Wayne Rooney’s long overdue return – his first appearance since Stretford-End.com was given credit by CNN for him signing a new long term contract at the club – were the footnotes from this encounter for the hosts.

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