Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted Wayne Rooney could play a part in Saturday’s game with Wigan after the striker returned from America fully fit.
However, Ferguson did admit that Rooney is more likely to feature off the substitute’s bench and Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez will be tasked with trying to repeat last season’s scorelines.
Despite some poor performances away from home, Man Utd remain unbeaten in the Premier League and are yet to drop a point in eleven games against Wigan.
If there is such thing as a banker, Man Utd are it this weekend and they are 2/9 to beat Wigan in the Premier League betting market.
At 12/1 to beat Man Utd it will be the shock of the weekend should Wigan win, although after Sunderland’s demolition of Chelsea last weekend, a 3-0 win for Wigan is available at 100/1.
But Wigan have only won one of their 13 away league matches and despite their inconsistent tag, Roberto Martinez’s team will struggle to get a point.
Rooney will be chomping at the bit to return to action and Wigan would be the perfect side for him to make his return considering he has scored nine goals in 11 games against Wigan – Rooney is 4/6 to score any time.
In the 11 games that Man Utd and Wigan have contested, the Red Devils are have scored 35 goals to Wigan’s four, averaging 3.67 goals in the six games at Old Trafford and over 3.5 goals is available at 13/8.
It is 17 Premier League matches since Manchester United last failed to score at home and Wigan will be looking to Hugo Rodallega’s goals to keep them in the match, Rodallega is 4/1 to score any time for Wigan.
If you’re expecting an upset, a £10 stake on a 0-0 result at 12/1 would return £130. See the full Manchester United vs Wigan betting odds here.