Jose Mourinho explains how Manchester United will beat Wigan Athletic

by Tanveer Arayan


Jose Mourinho has spoken out about his aims to beat Wigan Athletic in Manchester United’s clash in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Man United progressed further in the competition after beating Jaap Stam’s Reading 4-0 in the FA Cup Third round on January 7.

The side’s unbeaten run came to an end after their 2-1 defeat to Hull City in the League Cup Semi-final, but there’s no doubt Man United will be looking to make it past Warren Joyce’s side without any hiccups.

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Mourinho claimed it’ll be difficult as Joyce is a man that knows United’s traits very well.

“We know the difficulty to play against Championship teams,” he said.

“We played Wigan already in pre-season and now they are with Warren, who knows us well and will come with special motivation to play against his old club.

“I worked at the club with him for a few months but it was enough to know he’s a very nice man, a very passionate football man. He took the risk, accepted the challenge and left a good situation at this club.

“His team will be very aggressive, very well organised defensively and also emotional, like the manager is emotional, so it will be a difficult match.”

United must improve on their performance against Hull and Mourinho has already confirmed he’ll be playing Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Sergio Romero.

It’ll be a great clash for both sides, but United should be winning without a shadow of a doubt.

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