Wigan vs. Manchester United: 6 Things We Learned

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Wigan vs. Manchester United: 6 Things We Learned
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In last year's fixture between Wigan and Manchester United, the Red Devils got two seriously bad calls as Shaun Maloney stunned the leaders in the title race.

That match was a shock in more ways than one. The corner from which Maloney scored was not a corner, and Figueroa's clear handball did not bring the penalty that would have won United the title.

This wasn't even the last straw as City won the title with their 1-0 win at the Etihad. 

United's meltdown had started with the Everton two-goal comeback to draw 4-4. Long-term supporters leaving that match just knew it was the beginning of the end.

This year the same Wigan fixture will not decide the Premier League, but United returned to their previous pattern.

Of the six times that Roberto Martinez had lost to them, three had been by a 5-0 scoreline. They came close to that Tuesday.

You often don't learn much about United when they win comfortably as they can play to a similar pattern of attacking football.

As Sir Alex says, United matches are producing plenty of goals (105 in all competitive matches this season) and fans worldwide want to watch them.

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