Wigan vs Man Utd FA Cup preview: Erik ten Hag’s men make the short trip to League One side for third round tie

MANCHESTER UNITED make the short trip to Wigan Athletic to cap off the FA Cup third round fixtures.

The Red Devils will be hoping they can go one better in the competition this year and lift the prestigious trophy for the first time since 2016.

Manchester United last lifted the FA Cup in 2016


Manchester United last lifted the FA Cup in 2016Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd
Wigan beat Manchester City 1-0 to become 2013 FA Cup winners


Wigan beat Manchester City 1-0 to become 2013 FA Cup winnersCredit: EPA

Erik ten Hag‘s men were narrowly beaten in the FA Cup final last campaign by bitter rivals Manchester City.

This season has been a nightmare for Man Utd as they have struggled to find any consistency in their performance.

The Red Devils currently sit 8th in the Premier League table and are out of the Carabao Cup and Champions League, meaning the FA Cup is their only hope of silverware.

Meanwhile, Wigan sit 17th in League One but would be much higher if they weren’t on the receiving end of an eight-point deduction at the start of the season.

In 2013, the Latics stunned Man City to lift the FA Cup trophy for the first time in their history.

When is Wigan vs Man Utd?

  • Wigan vs Man Utd will take place on Monday, January 8th.
  • Kick off will be at 8.15pm GMT.
  • The DW Stadium will host.

What TV channel is Wigan vs Man Utd on and can it be live streamed FREE?

  • Wigan vs Man Utd will be broadcast live on ITV1.
  • You can live stream the match for FREE via the ITVX app/website.
  • Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all the action by following SunSport’s live blog.

Team news

Wigan are expected to be without the defensive duo of Tom Pearce and Jason Kerr for their FA Cup clash with Man Utd.

Forward Stephen Humphrys missed the Latics’ 1-1 draw with Barnsley on New Year’s Day but will be pushing to return for Monday night.

For Man Utd, Rasmus Hojlund was absent for the defeat to Nottingham Forest due to illness.

Luke Shaw also didn’t feature at the City Ground after sitting out with a minor issue.

Andre Onana has delayed linking up with Cameroon for Afcon so he can play between the sticks against Wigan on Monday night and Tottenham on January 14.

Sofyan Amrabat has already flown off to join the Morroco squad, meaning he will be unavailable for the trip to the DW.

Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro returned to training this week, but the Wigan clash may come too soon.

Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial are expected to remain out.

What are the odds?

Match result

  • Wigan – 14/1
  • Draw – 5/1
  • Man Utd – 2/9

*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes and are correct at the time of publication.

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