Man Utd followers to be given near a 3rd of Wigan stadium for FA Cup tie
As many as 8,000 Manchester United supporters might be in attendance on the DW Stadium subsequent month.
That is regardless of Wigan Athletic’s stadium solely having a capability of round 25,000 seats. As a consequence, the FA Cup third spherical match will virtually really feel like a house tie for the Red Devils.
League One Wigan have been drawn to play Erik ten Hag’s Premier League giants, who will make brief journey to the DW. The sport is being proven dwell on ITV on Monday, January 8 (8.15pm kick-off).
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But supporters of Wigan have been left livid on the membership’s choice to surrender such a large allocation for the away workforce. Red Devils followers will finally take up a 3rd of the bottom.
One Latics fan mentioned: “Shocking way to treat season ticket holders in the East Stand. I’ve had my seat for 18 years and I’m expected to give it up because Manchester United are coming? I’ll watch on TV.”
For these United followers not going to the sport, they are going to as soon as once more be capable to catch the sport on TV. It is extremely the 86th day trip of their final 87 FA Cup ties that United have been chosen for broadcast within the UK.
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Inside the bottom, the Red Devils supporters will take up the complete Kingdom East Stand somewhat than the same old away finish behind the purpose.
The two groups have met 18 instances in historical past, and United have solely didn’t win on one event. That was in 2012 when Shaun Maloney scored in a 1-0 triumph for Wigan within the Premier League.
Since 2013, there has solely been one match between them, which got here at Old Trafford. It was a 4-0 victory for the hosts within the FA Cup fourth spherical.