Manchester United have a proud history in the FA Cup having won the competition on twelve occasions, although the only recent success was in the 2015-16 season. Having won the EFL Cup last season, Erik ten Hag knows that the only way to land silverware this time around is by winning this competition and his team have been handed a relatively favourable draw.

United should be able to get the better of League One Wigan Athletic despite the cameras hoping to capture an upset when the sides meet. While the Latics were able to win the FA Cup ten years ago, they have subsequently been hit by financial difficulties which has seen the Lancashire outfit tumble down the football pyramid as a result.

The bookies don’t give Wigan too much chance of landing an upset against their illustrious rivals, although they have managed to win seven of their twelve home matches this term. There was recently a 2-0 victory over Carlisle United and then a 1-1 draw at Barnsley, with Exeter and York having been defeated to reach this stage of the competition.

Much will come down to the sort of team that the visitors field for this clash, with Willy Kambwala and Daniel Gore among the youngsters who could be included from the off, although it’s an opportunity for Marcus Rashford to get back into the scoring groove. There could also be fireworks from the in-form Alejandro Garnacho against modern opposition.


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