Red Devils will take on Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford this Saturday.
Manchester United need to take three points in the match, not to fly out of the champion race of the Premier League title with Chelsea and Manchester City.
The Devils goes three points behind the leader of the championship Chelsea.
Who: Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic.
Where: Old Trafford.
When: September 15, 2012.
Wigan ranks in ninth place in the league, ahead of Newcastle United, Tottenham and Liverpool.
Wayne Rooney has leg injury, and he is still a few weeks out of the game. Phil Jones has a knee injury and, like Chris Smalling will remain on the sideline.
Loss of Robin van Persie who injured his thigh in the match against Hungary, seems more serious. Cause he scored in last 2 matches. Another loss for M.U. is Shinji Kagawa. He has a back injury. But most likely both will take part in the match against Galatasaray.
Darren Fletcher has bowel problems and Ashley Young are still unable to recover from a knee injury.
Unlike his opponent, Roberto Martinez has almost full clip of players. Antolin Alcaraz returned after a while, and probably will replace Maynor Figueroa in the back.
Honduran defender expectedly will move forward to the left wing, in the place of Jean Beausejour. Chilean tore a hamstring in the last game against Stoke City. And a good news that James MacArthur is back to full fitness.
Projected Manchester United Lineup: De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Nani, Hernandez, Welback.
Manchester United Last three matches:
Southampton 2 – Manchester United 3;
Manchester United 3 – Fulham 2;
Everton 1 – Manchester United 0.
Projected Wigan Athletic Lineup: Al-Habsi, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Ramis, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Figueroa, Kone, Di Santo, Maloney.
Wigan Last three matches:
Wigan Athletic 2 – Stoke City 2;
Southampton 0 – Wigan Athletic 2;
Wigan Athletic 0 – Chelsea FC 2.