Wigan vs Man United – FA Cup third round: Live score, team news and updates as Erik ten Hag’s side look to bounce back from loss in their last league match

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Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for the latest score, team news and updates as Manchester United travel to the DW Stadium to take on Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup third round.

Your Emirates Player of the Match is…

For his superb strike, the Portugal international takes home what Man United hope will be just their first trophy in the competition.

Next up, we here from Ten Hag on ITV

‘In FA Cup, it’s all about winning.’

Could have scored more? ‘Ah definitely. We created in the first half, five, six good chances plus good football. But if you don’t score, you have to stay focused, and that is what we did.

‘I think there were some good attacks, some good chances, we didn’t take them, but the way we created them was okay.’

On Sir Jim Ratcliffe providing optimism: ‘I think it’s an inspiration and everyone is optimistic. There is a lot of work to do, but we have had a lot of setbacks. It’s a journey. It’s a project.

‘We will keep alive. We have survived (setbacks) and we will strike back.’

Thoughts of winning the competition? I think that is too far. You have to go from game to game, so we take that. For now, all our focus is on Spurs.

Mail Sport’s Ian Ladyman has been at the DW Stadium

… and his report is now here!

You can relieve the action below.

As we learned earlier…

Manchester United will now face either National League’s Eastleigh, or Newport County of League Two – a match-up that has their Premier League rivals green with envy, and will no doubt see the continuation of all of tonight’s giant-killing cliches.

The two teams drew 1-1 at Newport on Saturday.

Man United went in one-nil up at half-time, but Hojlund was central to many chances which went begging for the Premier League visitors.

Ian Wright, Roy Keane and Ally McCoist were among those who felt that the Danish striker had to do more to finish those opportunities when they came his way.

Dalot speaks to ITV

‘I think we created a lot of chances. What made a difference was we put the ball in the net a little bit more. With the occasions that we had, we created a lot.

‘Overall, i think we controlled the game, we had some good moments.’

On the importance of the early goal: I think it gave a little bit more confidence to the team, we were needing a goal so we could be a little bit more calm.

‘We could have scored even more goals.’

On the impact of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s arrival: ‘It brings some good energy, some new energy, hopefully with positive energy. New things to conquer.

‘You can feel at Carrington already the motivation they brought in.’

On taking the FA Cup seriously: Yeah obviously, that’s why we’re here, we play to win every competition.

MAN UNITED BEAT WIGAN 2-0!

Wigan may have kept pressing until the last, but the DW Stadium has seen the result they might have expected before kick-off.

That doesn’t necessarily mean it should be all smiles at Carrington tomorrow. United should have won 4-0 or 5-0, rather than killing things off with the lightest of penalty shouts.

Wigan 0-2 Man United

Just the four minutes of added time at the DW Stadium.

Some changes first, with Godo being swapped for Lang for the hosts, and Rashford and Hojlund being exhanged for Hannibal and Forson.

Wigan 0-2 Man United

Mainoo scurries past defenders on the right to send the ball into the box, and McTominay fumes for a moment after the referee decides not to award United another penalty for handball after his effort richochets off a blue and white shirt.

Wigan 0-2 Man United

McTominay sends a good neat ball to Fernandes at the top of the box, but he doesn’t get his second as easily as his first, the strike flying into the stands.

But Wigan are looking increasingly embattled, and are caught playing out from the back by a swarming United, whose attack wins a corner.

Before its taken, Pellistri comes on for Garnacho.

Wigan 0-2 Man United

McManaman powers forward into the United half, but Ten Hag’s side block them back and force the hosts to come again from the right.

Aasgaard a few yards off the top of the box sends a scuffed effort towards Onana, forcing him to leap for the save, but the ball skirts just wide at the last.

Wigan 0-2 Man United

A change in scoreline doesn’t change United’s fate with half-chances, but in fairness to Tickle, he pulls off a quick-thinking save to keep out the Argentine’s strike.

It’s United’s turn to make changes, with Kambwala coming on for Dalot.

Mail Sport’s Chris Sutton makes his feelings known

Needless to say, he does not necessarily agree there was contact.

Wigan 0-2 Man United

No VAR tonight, and even if there was, it might well have been given. Fernandes wasn’t diving, even if there was a touch of GCSE drama about his overturning.

Wigan make some changes in the lull, bringing on McManaman and Smith for Jones and Shaw.

GOAL!!! Fernandes doubles United’s lead (Fernandes 74′)

Another extremely confident finish, and a punch of the air from the United captain!

The 7,000 travelling fans have a hard time making their jubilance known against a soundtrack of boos.

PENALTY! Wigan 0-1 Man United

Now this could be a little more terminal…

Fernandes picks up the ball and side steps to goal, but he’s caught by a Wigan boot. There’s a touch, but… brush works as a synonym too. Fernandes won’t lose the foot, shall we say.

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Third Round - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium, Wigan, Britain - January 8, 2024 Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes after being fouled inside the box by Wigan Athletic's Liam Shaw Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Aasgaard looks to break for another counter after United fail to threaten in the box, but he’s tripped on his way out for a deep, deep Wigan freekick.

They get away this time, with Jones pushing through on the left before being repelled by Varane.

Sessegnon has a throw-in which is bulleted into the box, but Shaw can’t keep control of it, United successfully snuffing out the attack.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

The chances keep coming, but look no closer to being scored, with McTominay the latest victim of whipped effort hastily taken at close range which just flies over the crossbar.

After an ill-judged corner, Wigan steam away, with Godo picking up an excellent ball to break into the box. He’s kept from crossing and wins a corner, but when the ball rockets goalwards, Onana can pounce on it without too much trouble.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Mainoo has a strong chance from the edge of the box with a squared shot that Tickle – who has been very promising – stoops to keep out.

Aasgaard is on top of the ensuing corner, and Dalot can’t make lightning strike twice with an effort booted out of play.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

During the pause, Humphreys is swapped for Magennis, whilst Varane’s little cut on the nose is tended to.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Rashford looking to cross to a sprinting, hopeful Hojlund is ushered off pitch by Morrison, waiting too long and handing Wigan a goal kick.

Varane is on the end of a trailing arm and falls to the floor, but Aasgaard escapes serious punishment. The game pauses momentarily whilst he’s tended to.

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Third Round - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium, Wigan, Britain - January 8, 2024 Manchester United's Raphael Varane receives medical attention after sustaining an injury Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Fernandes lifts an attractive ball to McTominay lingering at the post, but he heads off the pitch and can only thwack it into the side netting.

Quick as a flash, Wigan make their way into the United half and Aasgaard tries to capitalise on a moment of sleepiness from the visitors to fire at Onana.

Wigan get another chance from the left, Godo sending a cross over the Aasgaard on the right, but there’s a touch too much on it for his team-mate to handle.

These are the moments to buoy up Wigan’s confidence – United are allowing Wigan little gaps, here and there.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

There’s little of the firepower from the last half from United as things stand, but they keep possession as Wigan stay wedged in their half.

When they can break through, Garnacho attempts to swipe the ball on the edge of the box, but Godo looks to set off on a counter – which the Argentine quickly brings under his control.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Varane sneaks over the halfway with the ball, playing to Evans before United look for a route down the left. Rashford finishing no joy, it’s the turn of Garnacho cutting through the middle. Wigan are making it sticky for United to work their way through, and the England international eventually loses patience, and sends in an attempt that flies past the far post without sending Tickle either way.

SECOND-HALF: Wigan 0-1 Man United

The players are back underway, and almost immediately, the visitors have possession and are making their way forward into Wigan’s half.

Ineos owner Ratcliffe saw his £1.3billion investment in a 25 per cent stake and control of Man United’s football operations confirmed on Christmas Eve.

Keane says that anything the takeover does will be a step up from how things have been going at Old Trafford – but wants to see things focused on the football, not off-the-field issues.

One of the all-time mascots

A close second personally to West Brom’s Boiler Man, local celebrity Crusty the Pie remains firmly in situ at the DW Stadium.

Designed by two local school childen, these contemporary junior Picassos (or should it be Coco Chanels?) were quoted upon winning the competition to design the club’s new mascot in 2019 as saying:

‘We designed Crusty like this because everyone in Wigan loves pies.’

Wigan's mascot, Crusty the Pie entertains fans ahead of kick-off in the English FA Cup third round football match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at the DW Stadium in Wigan, north-west England on January 8, 2024. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /  (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

WATCH: Garnacho’s almost-terrific near-miss

Well, maybe two Goals of the Season would have been a bit much.

HALF-TIME: Wigan 0-1 Man United

An extremely lively first 45 minutes in Wigan, with both performances ripe with food for thought.

Maloney’s band of homegrown and loan players certainly didn’t drop their heads after falling behind early, and could burst out of the gates with the confidence of those who have avoided more than a few scores.

United have been in control for large swathes of the match, but they could be ahead by three or four by now. Ten Hag may have the lead at the break, but he could be the unhappier of the two in the opposing dugouts.

WIGAN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Jonny Evans of Manchester United shoots under pressure from Thelo Aasgaard of Wigan Athletic during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at DW Stadium on January 08, 2024 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Wan-Bissaka brings the ball up high on the right, dogged by Sessegnon, and manages to pass off to Garnacho – only for the Argentine to knock the ball out of play.

We’re due one minute of added time.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Rashford overcooks a sliding forward pass to Hojlund, ball rolling past the dead-ball line, and we kill time on ITV with a compendium of Hojlund’s near-misses.

The Dane will be absolutely champing at the bit, if only to erase our memories of what could have been.

When pictures resume, McTominay has another diamond-studded chance that brushes the post on the wrong side. For all of their performance’s zip, United have been a little wasteful.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Garnacho finds the crossbar too, but what a strike it could have been! Rounding the box, he sends a flier towards Tickle, who leaps to tip it over, but just misses out – goal kick.

WIGAN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 8: Alejandro Garnacho of Manchester United during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at DW Stadium on January 8, 2024 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Richard Sellers/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Now it’s Wigan with the freekick just to the right of goal, who gets the chance to charge the United wall before getting his shot away. It rebounds for a corner, which is taken short – and badly, apparently, as the linesman calls for a re-do.

Godo knocks it to the far post, before Hughes wallops the ball at a pack of defenders in the box, who send it springing out for a throw-in.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

United are fretting around the edge of the Wigan box again, and it’s tricky for Wigan to get away. Aasgaard tries, but he’s tumbled by Hojlund as he heads towards the halfway line.

Strings of Wigan possession are few and far between, but Wigan still look full of fight, and keep the deficit low after Hojlund misses another opportunity in the six-yard box which feels like it should be meat and drink for a striker with his price tag.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Garnacho is felled to set up a good-looking freekick 30 yards out. Rashford takes it, aiming for goal, but only finds wide of the post after bypassing the leaping wall.

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Third Round - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium, Wigan, Britain - January 8, 2024 Manchester United's Marcus Rashford takes a free kick Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Wigan 0-1 Man United

Hojlund misses an excellent opportunity as he turns his head to Garnacho’s cross and only finds the crossbar. Ten Hag will hope his striker’s FA Cup form is more Champions League than Premier League.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

United are looking supremely confident now, but Adeko makes hay with an ill-controlled pass from Evans to make it to the edge of the Red Devils’ box.

Humphreys picks up the pass from the left and sends a tempting strike towards Onana’s goal, and it only just misses the far post! Godo, lingering to flick the ball in, creases in disappointment.

Wigan 0-1 Man United

It’s a scare that almost sees United go 2-0 up!

Rashford pokes the ball through a mess of Wigan legs, and Tickle leaps on it – or does he? The ball is a blade of grass from rolling over the line, and Rashford wheels away to celebrate, but it’s a lucky escape for the home side when the goal isn’t given.

GOAL!!! Dalot sees United pressure pay off (Dalot 21′)

Dalot is cool as you like arriving on the edge of the box to catch Rashford’s ricotcheting strike, but his effort has no such hurry.

It flies past Tickle, leaping the right way but too late – the ball is destined for the bottom corner!

Wigan 0-0 Man United

United are heaping pressure on Wigan now, and Rashford’s repeated efforts from the left in the box hands the travellers another corner.

After the ball strikes the first man, Clare ushers the ball up the pitch, but possession is quickly swiped back by United.

A clear chance from McTominay, after the ball is lifted through to the joint-top scorer hovering over the penalty spot. His effort is just wide of the far post, and a diving Tickle.

Wigan 0-0 Man United

Freekick for United after the ball ricochets accidentally of a Wigan arm some way north of the home goalmouth.

Little comes of the opportunity, but a later long ball from the United captain destined for Hojlund is tipped behind by Morrison for another corner.

Wigan 0-0 Man United

First corner of the night after Tickle pulls off an excellent save to deny United’s sharpest attack. The effort is snuck sideways by Fernandes, but the short corner only pushes United back to their own half, for now.

Wigan 0-0 Man United

Godo picks up the ball cleanly and skitters through the United midfield, pressing the visitors back into their half. Humphreys tries to slalom through to the edge of the box but in the words of Ally McCoist on commentary, pulls off ‘about three stepovers too many’ en route.

Antony may not have made the trip, but his spirit lingers in the DW.

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Third Round - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium, Wigan, Britain - January 8, 2024 Wigan Athletic's Martial Godo in action with Manchester United's Kobbie Mainoo Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Wigan 0-0 Man United

Clare on the right sneaks through the United defence to reach the edge of the box, where he’s immediately set upon by red shirts and bullied off the ball.

After falling momentarily asleep, United try to set up a quick counter, but a running Garnacho reaches the attacking third and is flagged offside.

Wigan Athletic's Sean Clare and Manchester United's Kobbie Mainoo battle for the ball the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match at the DW Stadium, Wigan. Picture date: Monday January 8, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Wigan. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Wigan 0-0 Man United

Hojlund under pressure pokes the ball back to the United defence, who send the ball back to Onana to reset for another attack.

Rashford feeds to Dalot on the left, who wafts the ball over the throng in the box finding Garnacho. The Argentine can bring it down, but has a hard time sneaking it through the massed defenders.

Wigan 0-0 Man United

United try to wipe that from collective memories with an immediate counter and lightly test the Wigan defence moments later, holding onto possession in the hosts’ half.

Rashford sends in a sharp cross from the left but it meets the defensive heft of Hughes, pushing United back for a moment.

Wigan 0-0 Man United

Garnacho picks up the ball on the right and runs through to pass to Mainoo but he gets his pocket picked in style and Wigan are off to the races.

An excellent run fron Godo sends a curving ball in front to Aasgaard streaking to the edge of the box forces a scramble from United and the first save for Onana for the night!

It springs back for a rebound that he saves much more calmly but Wigan looked extremely bright there, and what an opener that could have been.

Wigan 0-0 Man United

Wigan would be pleased as punch with a cupset but this is an absolute must-win for United, and indeed for Ten Hag. They start off with possession, but the hosts are buzzing, full of energy, and don’t let them get too deep in their half in the opening moments.

Kick-off! Wigan 0-0 Man United

The visitors get us underway this evening!

The players are gathering in the tunnel…

It’s a packed out DW Stadium that will greet them, with 7,000 travelling fans making the quick trip to Wigan.

Both teams emerge to a roar and a vivid blue laser show and… FA Cup fireworks!

Just minutes to go before kick-off.

Erik ten Hag speaks to ITV

Ten Hag is in no mood for a giant killing with his full strength team.

Phew! Here’s a recap of those ties

Sheffield United v Brighton

Newport County or Eastleigh v Wigan Athletic or Manchester United

Crystal Palace or Everton v Luton or Bolton Wanderers

Leeds United v Plymouth Argyle

Tottenham v Manchester City

Liverpool v Norwich or Bristol Rovers

Ipswich Town v Maidstone United

Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City

Leicester City v Hull City or Birmingham City

West Ham or Bristol City v Nottingham Forest or Blackpool

West Bromwich Albion v Brentford or Wolves

Bournemouth v Swansea City

Blackburn Rovers v Wrexham

A general view of the FA Cup trophy ahead of the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Saturday June 3, 2023. PA Photo. See PA Story SOCCER Final. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Sheffield United v Brighton

Newport County or Eastleigh v Wigan Athletic or Manchester United

Crystal Palace or Everton v Luton or Bolton Wanderers

Leeds United v Plymouth Argyle

Tottenham v Manchester City

Liverpool v Norwich or Bristol Rovers

Ipswich Town v Maidstone United

Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City

Leicester City v Hull City or Birmingham City

West Ham or Bristol City v Nottingham Forest or Blackpool

West Bromwich Albion v Brentford or Wolves

Bournemouth v Swansea City

Blackburn Rovers v Wrexham

The FA Cup’s glamourous assistants tonight

… are former Arsenal star Emma Byrne and Tottenham legend Gary Mabbutt, wearing a frankly enormous yellow tie.

Take it away, Emma and Gary!

Shaun Maloney talks upsets on ITV

The Wigan head coach has been a thorn in the side of Manchester rivals as a player – but can he manage it from the dugout?

Just a few minutes until the FA Cup draw!

23 teams are confirmed for the fourth round, but there are a slew which aren’t.

You can find all of the teams, and their ball numbers, below.

1. Luton Town or Bolton Wanderers

4. Brighton & Hove Albion

5. Norwich City or Bristol Rovers

6. West Ham United or Bristol City

17. Crystal Palace or Everton

19. Nottingham Forest or Blackpool

20. Wigan Athletic or Manchester United

28. Brentford or Wolverhampton Wanderers

31. Newport County or Eastleigh

32. Hull City or Birmingham City

ITV commentary team Mark Pougatch, Roy Keane, Roberto Martinez and Ian Wright before the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match at the DW Stadium, Wigan. Picture date: Monday January 8, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Wigan. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Shaun Maloney discusses that 2013 win on ITV

It’s probably the happiest I’ve ever been on a pitch. When you join Wigan, trophies aren’t the first thing that come to mind. But it was just pure joy.

At Celtic, the pressure was unrelenting. This was just utter joy.

On providing the header for Ben Watson’s FA Cup-winner (bashfully).

You put it in a certain position, and then it’s just an incredble header.

Roberto Martinez guided Wigan to their historic FA Cup win in 2013

He’s on ITV’s coverage of the match alongside Roy Keane and Ian Wright.

You create special memories, we’re all involved in that.

I came here as a very young man in 1995, with a lot of hair, I couldn’t speak English – every time you come back, you get those memories (back).

It was (very special). I think it was the whole journey. The FA Cup is the most famous club competition in the world and the reason is clear.

Everything came together. It was a team that was getting to believe they could do it.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11:  Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez celebrates with the trophy after victory in the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium on May 11, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Man United aren’t the only club in the throes of change

But for a savage spate of points deductions, Wigan would sit far higher up the League One standings than they currently do.

Latics started the season minus eight points down due to two separate breaches of league regulations in part due to their dire financial straits.

Under new ownership ahead of the start of the season, a televised beating of the Premier League side could have a miraculous impact on their season…

WIGAN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the seats inside the stadium prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at DW Stadium on January 08, 2024 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
WIGAN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: A general view of a poster with the ticket prices outside the stadium prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at DW Stadium on January 08, 2024 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Team news in brief

The home side make two changes from their last run-out, a draw with Barnsley on New Year’s Day, as Thelo Aasgaard and Stephen Humphreys come back into the starting line-up. Callum Lang and Josh Magennis drop back.

Two changes for the visitors too, as Eriksen and Antony stay home in favour of McTominay and Hojlund.

WIGAN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Scott McTominay of Manchester United arrives ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United  at DW Stadium on January 08, 2024 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Breaking: TEAM NEWS – How Wigan and Man United line up

Ratcliffe also wrote to the Manchester United Supporters Trust, although he did not do likewise to The 1958 – the underground, vocal protest group. MUST were seen as the closest to an official fan club and a safer option.

United had gone eight games without a win and were in danger of being dragged into a relegation battle when they went to Brian Clough’s Forest in 1990. Word was that Fergie would be sacked if they went out.

The stakes might not be quite so high for Erik ten Hag as United go to Wigan Athletic in the third round on Monday night, but the Dutchman cannot afford too many more failures now Sir Jim Ratcliffe is in the building.

A surfeit of replays… but limited upsets

There’s eight ties still in need of deciding before the next round can kick off, including Premier League sides Forest, Palace, Everton, Brentford, Wolves, West Ham, and Luton, which will no doubt thrill and delight their managers.

But the standout story of the weekend remains the triumph of sixth-tier Maidstone United against League One’s Stevenage – what an away day they could be preparing for!

Man United’s temporary digs

Somewhat smaller than what they might be used to. The magic of the FA Cup!

They couldn’t… could they?

Wigan will be determined to end the first FA Cup weekend proper with the mother of all giant-killings against the biggest of Premier League beasts, but hopes will be scant – the Latics currently sit a woeful 18th in League One with just one win in their last five league ties.

But if there was ever a Manchester United team to fall to a lower division minnow, Erik ten Hag’s iteration could have a pretty good case for it. To call recent form uneven is an understatement, with pride bruised with a 2-1 historic defeat against Nottingham Forest… just days after feeling like things might be turning a corner on Boxing Day with a last-gasp win against Aston Villa.

Out of Europe, out of the Carabao Cup… Ten Hag is likely to throw everything he has at Shaun Maloney’s side, even keeping Onana back from AFCON to boot.

An impossible match-up? Or are we a few hours from another helping of that famed FA Cup magic?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manager Erik ten Hag of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on January 04, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

t is a moment that sums up the essence of the FA Cup. May 11, 2013, and Wigan — whose owner Dave Whelan had seen his own FA Cup dream ruined 53 years earlier after breaking his leg in the final — were level with a star-studded Manchester City side.

After 91 goalless minutes, Shaun Maloney whipped in a corner which Ben Watson attacked and powered past Joe Hart.

Half of Wembley and the whole population of the Greater Manchester town erupted before Roberto Martinez’s side held on to secure a famous FA Cup final triumph and Wigan’s first — and to date, only — major trophy.

Good evening!

Hello and welcome to Mail Sport’s live blog of the weekend’s final slice of FA Cup action, with Manchester United travelling to Wigan.

Kick-off is at 8.15pm, but before that, there’s the FA Cup fourth-round draw to consider – stick with us as we bring you that just before 8pm, plus team news, build-up and more ahead of tonight’s action at the DW Stadium.



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