Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Monday’s football game between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United will bring down the curtain on the FA Cup round 3. The Latics showed character in a 1-1 draw with Barnsley, with Jonny Smith scoring a late equalizer and, no doubt, the 26-year-old is pushing for a start. Stephen Humphrys remains doubtful, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, have slim Premier League chances and, no doubt, the are eager to go all the way in the FA Cup. Man Utd want this win more than Preston and we predict that Erik ten Hag’s troops are going to prove their worth on the field. In their last meeting in the prestigious competition, seven years ago, Manchester United rolled over Wigan Athletic 4-0 and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. The likes of Harry Maguire, Mason Mount, Casemiro, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, and Lisandro Martinez are major doubts, while Rasmus Hojlund has overcome his injury.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Wigan):
Wigan Athletic are one of the winners of the English FA Cup. The Latics won the prestigious trophy in 2013, with the team upsetting Manchester City in the title game. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that Wigan played in the UEFA Europa League in the 2013/2014 season.
Wigan have been playing their home games at the DW Stadium since 1999 and they had played at Springfield Park in the past. Chorley are considered Wigan’s fierce rivals, but the two teams last met in 1971, when they competed in the Northern Premier League. The likes of Preston North End, Bury, Oldham Athletic, Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are regarded as Wigan Athletic’s rivals as well.
The club was founded in 1932 and they competed in the English Premier League from 2005 to 2013. The colour of Wigan’s home kit is blue and white (stripes).