Manchester United vs Wigan Preview
Manchester United performance during the pre-season has been of mixed result. They have won just two of their six friendlies and conceded in each of their five games on their Asian tour, including two or more in the final three games....but then some of the United's youngsters have been impressive during these games.
Moyes first test as United manager....
David Moyes, who replaced the retired Sir Alex Ferguson, has endured an unsuccessful transfer window, struggling to sign a high-profile midfielder while fending off interest for want-away striker Wayne Rooney. He was withdrawn from United's pre season tour with a suspiciously timed hamstring injury that is all but certain to keep him out of the Community Shield.
Wilfried Zaha could make his competitive debut in Manchester United colours. With Darren Fletcher still sidelined and Nani a doubt, Moyes may go with Micheal Carrick and Tom Clerverly in the centre of midfield. RObin van Persie should lead the attack. The involvement of defender Jonny Evans is also in question after he limped out of the 1-1 draw with AIK on Tuesday.
Wigan’s heroic win in the F.A Cup final over Manchester City was one of the greatest cup final shocks in English football history and their fans will once again relish another day out at Wembley. They started the season in the Championship with a thumping 4-0 win away at Barnsley and with Grant Holt up front they can cause United problems.
Below could be the probable line up for this game...
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Kagawa, Zaha, Young; Van Persie
Wigan (4-4-1-1): Carson; Boyce, Perch, Barnett, Crainey; McManaman, McArthur, McCarthy, Beausejour; Maloney; Holt