FA Cup: Man Utd v Wigan preview


Man Utd v Wigan preview

Jose Mourinho will be aiming to lead United to the fifth round of the FA Cup, days after his side booked a place in the EFL Cup final.


Their defeat to Hull in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg on Thursday was their first since November 3 in all competitions and a win on Sunday will see them just three games away from retaining the trophy for the first time in their history.

Wigan sit just outside the Championship relegation zone on goal difference, but are enjoying a resurgent purple patch, having won three of their four games in 2017, including a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in round three.
 
Goalkeeper David de Gea will be rested for United as the Spaniard is being given a few days off, so Sergio Romero will start, but Mourinho plans to name a "good team" against the Sky Bet Championship side.

Eric Bailly is returning from the Africa Cup of Nations after the Ivory Coast's early exit, while Luke Shaw is pushing for a first appearance since November 30 after being named among the substitutes at Hull. Anthony Martial has not been in the previous two squads.

The Latics will be sweating on the fitness of Yanic Wildschut after he missed the victory over Brentford with a slight hamstring strain.

Reece James and Alex Gilbey both played 45 minutes in midweek for the Under-21 team - a game which also featured Andy Kellett - and all of them may be included on the bench, from which Marcus Browne will be hoping to make his first appearance in a Latics shirt. New signing Jamie Hanson is cup-tied.


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