United saw off the Latics comfortably earlier this season with a 4-0 win at Old Trafford, but the squadâ€™s memories of the last visit to the DW Stadium are less memorable.
â€śLast season when we went there we didnâ€™t play well and Wigan were in good form and we lost 1-0,â€ť recalled Ryan Giggs on MUTV. â€śWe knew they were in a false position going into that game and that they were playing well. When you donâ€™t turn up and you play a team in good form youâ€™re always going to come unstuck no matter who you play in the Premier League. It was tough especially when you consider our [good] record there and it undoubtedly contributed to us losing the title.
â€śWigan are a tough team to play against. They play with a different system to what weâ€™re used to and they play it well. Iâ€™m surprised that theyâ€™re down there [towards the bottom of the table] considering the tough game they gave us last season and this season at Old Trafford where they played well. Roberto Martinez has got his own system and itâ€™s very tough to play against, so weâ€™ll need to play well."