team vs wigan
Bench looks impressive though David De Gea, Evans, Toni, RvP, Kagawa, Cleverley & Powell.
Excited to see Buttner start at LB, also I reckon Welbeck start LW with Giggs off Chicha with Wigan wingbacks pushing on you need wingers who chase back & track them which can’t be Giggs on that left flank so since Welbeck played on that side he can do it.
The 2 CM of Scholes/Carrick were right choice Wigan like to dominate & control games even away from home so we need to combat that by having players in the middle who do the same so it wont allow Wigan to get control of the game & Carrick/Scholes got runners in front of them which is key, Giggs pick up pockets & Nani (if on form) Can create while Welbeck adds energy & good link up play.
With Welbeck, Giggs & Nani all there won’t be great deal of width in final 3rd so our fullbacks need push on to give it to us & hopefully this will push Wigan wingbacks back. Also after Saints game why Chicha helped changed game his ideal in game like this always running off last defender his hard pick up when does it & anytime Nani Welbeck Giggs Scholes Carrick look up he will make runs that stretch play. I'm actually hoping Chicha does so well today that SAF plays him from the start v Liverpool next week as Chicha is the perfect CF to have v the current Liverpool side simply cos Liverpool push so many on from high up & don’t keep best of lines/defensive shape that Chicha will find it even easier to find space in behind them imo.
Im hoping that we can bring Powell on in 2nd half to give him some mins in the PL if got healthy lead & control in the game. Also reckon that Anders will start v Liverpool next week & DdG start v Galatasaray in Champions League mid week.
Also worth noting that Evra, Ando & Young are not even on the bench if however that means all 3will start v Galatasaray midweek im not sure.