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Manchester United confirm Erik ten Hag XI to face Wigan Athletic (FA Cup)



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Manchester United have confirmed Erik ten Hag’s XI as the club face Wigan Athletic in the 2024 FA Cup third round.

Last season, Manchester United made it to the final of the FA Cup before losing on the final day of the domestic season 2-1 against Manchester City.

“It is a cup game, so it is do or die. So I like it, but we have had this situation before this season, and we have to be ready for the game,” Erik ten Hag said in his pre-match press conference.

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“We had one game [last season] to decide the winner, and we were not [it]. So we have to make sure we get ready for that game, and we will face an opponent who is 100 per cent [ready] and will give more than 100 per cent, as every opponent is going more than 100 per cent against Manchester United. But especially this time, and we have to be well prepared for the game.”

The XIs for the game have been confirmed below.

Manchester United

Starting XI: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Evans, Dalot, Mainoo, McTominay, Fernandes, Garnacho, Højlund, Rashford.

Subs: Bayındır, Heaton, Bennett, Kambwala, Hannibal, Forson, Pellistri, Shoretire, Hugill.

Wigan Athletic

Starting XI: Tickle, Clare, Hughes, Morrison, Sessegnon, Shaw, Adeeko, Jones, Aasgard, Godo, Humpryes.

Subs: Amos, Kerr, Carragher, Robinson, McManaman, Smith, Lang, Magennis, Wyke.