Manchester United will begin their preseason campaign against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Saturday. This will be Jose Mourinho's first match as the United boss and all eyes will be on him and his new signings, who are expected to start against Wigan Athletic.
This fixture, one may also get to see Luke Shaw back in action after he broke his leg against PSV Eindhoven in the last season.
United will be without 14 senior players, 11 out of which are yet to come out of the Euro 2016 hangover and the remaining three from Copa America 2016.
Wigan Athletic have faced Manchester United 18 times in the past. Apart from a 1-0 defeat in 2011/2012 season, United have managed to win all the other fixtures against Wigan Athletic.
Gary Caldwell's side will be facing Manchester United and Liverpool on Saturday and Sunday respectively. It is indeed going to be tough for them but the coach is likely to deploy two different sides against United and Liverpool.
"It's a very unique situation to play two games in the space of two days against clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool, but it's something I wanted during pre-season, perhaps a week or so later into the schedule, but we had the opportunity when Man Utd came in an asked us for the game and I don't think we could have turned that down," Caldwell was quoted as saying by the official website of the club.
"With the hype surrounding their club at the moment with Jose Mourinho taking charge of his first game, it's good for our players to have that pressure in pre-season.
"We've been working extremely hard for two and a half weeks now and we're ready for these big challenges against two of the top sides in English football.
"It's good to come up against managers of their stature, but it's a friendly game at the end of the day, it's not going to be a tactical battle, it's for match minutes, especially for Man United and Liverpool."
United should be aware of Wigan's form. They won 24 out of their 46 matches in the last season. Among these 46 matches, they have just lost seven games and were the eventual League One champions.
However, one will expect Mourinho's side to be victorious at the DW Stadium on Saturday.
Where to watch live:
The preseason game between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. local time (6 p.m. IST and 8:30 a.m. EST) start. Unfortunately, there will be no live TV coverage in India.
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