Man United v Wigan: Team news & Live score updates

Updated: September 15, 2012

We have the team news and live score updates from Manchester United v Wigan along with all of the other premiership matches.


Man Utd make their return from the international break this weekend, welcoming local rivals Wigan Athletic to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s team seems to have been one of the worst affected by the international break, with star players Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa having picked up minor injuries.

Although Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal has played down injury fears of van Persie stating it to be not too serious, Fergie might opt to rest the striker keeping Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Galatasaray and the huge game at Anfield next weekend in mind.

Meanwhile Kagawa was forced to withdraw from Japan’s World Cup qualifier against Iraq, complaining of a pain in his lower back.

Danny Welbeck and Chicharito could therefore be handed starts, while David de Gea will hope to reclaim his place between the posts, having been replaced by Anders Lindegaard for the match against Southampton. Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are all certain to be excluded with injuries.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has just two players – Jean Beausejour and Antolin Alcaraz – doubtful for Saturday’s fixture. Beausejour picked up a hamstring injury during the last match against Stoke and missed out on international duty with Chile, while Paraguay defender Alcaraz returns to the club with an abductor problem.

On-loan Arsenal striker Ryo Miyaichi could be in line for his first start after improving his fitness and Scottish midfielder James McArthur is responding well to treatment for a back problem.

Starting Line-ups
Man United: Lindegaard, Rafael, Rio, Vidic, Buttner, Nani, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Chicharito, Welbeck

Wigan: Al Habsi; Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Ramis, Beausejour; McCarthy, McArthur; Maloney, Di Santo, Kone

Prediction: United have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and Wigan will really fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet. However, the quality of Ferguson’s side backed by the home support will be enough to get United over the line and make it three wins out of four. 3-1 home win.

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