Remember the last time Manchester United and Wigan Athletic squared off? Red Devils fans do. It's the match they keep pointing to as the reason cross-town rivals Manchester City were able to snatch the Premier League trophy right out of their hands.
It was April 11th and the boys of Old Trafford had secured a spot in next season's Champions League. They were visiting the DW Stadium to face a Wigan Athletic side that was in the relegation zone.
Easy win, right?
Hubris (and poor refereeing) got the better of Manchester United. The Latics held their own, limiting the Red Devils to just one shot on goal. Wigan Athletic? They had three shots and midfielder Shaun Maloney let his only one of the night count—curling a beautiful ball in the upper right-hand corner just minutes into the second half.
Now, just three matches into the 2012-13 season, Manchester United has six points and sits at fifth-place in the league table. A third straight win is expected by many at Old Trafford, but will it happen?
Join me as I present to you what the Red Devils must do to avoid a second straight loss to Wigan Athletic in as many contests.