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Statistics & Post-Match Quotes | Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester United

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TEAM STATISTICS

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Wigan

United

Shots (on target)

13 (3) 9 (1)

Total Passes

281 376

Passing Accuracy

77% 83%

Ball Possession

45% 55%

Tackles won

20 28

Interceptions

25 9

Fouls

8 14

Corners

7 3

Offsides

2 2

MUFC PLAYER STATISTICS

* David de Gea (goalkeeper): 5/15 passing (33%), 2 saves, 1 goal conceded

* Jonny Evans (right-center-back): 43/46 passing (93%), 1 key pass, 0/1 long balls, 2 tackles, 1 interception, 6 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 2 fouls

* Rio Ferdinand (left-center-back): 41/46 passing (89%), 5/7 long balls, 3 tackles, 1 interception, 6 clearances, 3 shots blocked, 0 fouls

* Phil Jones (right-back): 34/50 passing (68%), 0 key passes, 0/3 crosses, 1/3 long balls, 4 tackles, 2 interceptions, 6 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 2 fouls

* Patrice Evra (left-back): 33/35 passing (94%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 2/3 long balls, 6 tackles, 0 interceptions, 3 clearances, 1 shot blocked, 0 fouls

* Michael Carrick (central-midfield): 62/67 passing (93%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 4/6 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 2 tackles, 2 interceptions, 2 shot (0 on target)

* Ryan Giggs (central-midfield): 34/44 passing (77%), 4 key passes, 2/5 crosses, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 1 tackle, 1 interception, 0 shots

* Antonio Valencia (right-winger): 28/40 passing (70%), 0 key passes, 0/4 crosses, 1/2 long balls, 0/0 through balls,0 successful dribbles, 0 fouls won, 2 tackles, 0 interceptions, 0 shots

* Ashley Young (left-winger | substituted off 45'): 12/13 passing (92%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 0 fouls won, 4 tackles, 0 interceptions, 0 shots

* Wayne Rooney (withdrawn striker | substituted off 65'): 21/28 passing (75%), 0 key passes, 0/1 crosses, 1/4 long balls, 0/2 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 1 foul won, 2 shots (0 on target)

* Javier Hernandez (striker | substituted off 58'): 10/11 passing (91%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 1/1 long ball, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 0 fouls won, 1 shot (0 on target)

* Tom Cleverley (central-midfield | substituted on 45'): 28/32 passing (88%), 2 key passes, 0/2 crosses, 0/1 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 1 tackle, 0 interceptions, 0 shots

* Danny Welbeck (striker | substituted on 58'): 9/9 passing (100%), 2 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 0/0 long bals, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 0 fouls won, 2 shots (1 on target)

* Nani (left-winger | substituted on 65'): 12/13 passing (92%), 0 key passes, 0/2 crosses, 1/1 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 1 successful dribble, 1 foul won, 2 tackles, 0 interceptions, 1 shot (0 on target)

POST-MATCH QUOTES

Sir Alex Ferguson | MUFC manager (courtesy of MUTV)

(Overall thoughts on the match...) "It was a disappointing performance throughout the game. We didn’t reach the levels that we have in the last few months so I think we got what we deserved. Wigan are a good team and they are very underrated. The position they’re in is false - they have been playing some of the best football in the league. They play with three centre-backs which gives them time on the ball and it was very difficult to stop their early possession. We decided to put three midfielders up against them in the second half and I think we were better to a degree, but we didn’t deserve to win the game so I have no complaints."

(On some of the refereeing decisions...) "He [De Gea] was pushed in the net, that was obvious and the linesman saw that one. He [the same linesman] didn’t see the clear penalty kick in the second half however. It was a clear handball, but as I say, sometimes you get the decisions and sometimes you don’t. We got a break on Sunday with the first goal but tonight we didn’t get one. It evens itself out over a season and my experience of these things says it happens, so you just have to expect it."

Ryan Giggs | MUFC midfielder (courtesy of MUTV)

(Overall thoughts on the match...) "We didn't perform. For a start, our normal passing game wasn't as fluent and we kept giving the ball away. Obviously, you've got to give credit to Wigan - they put us under a lot of pressure, especially early on and credit to them as well. They worked hard but that's something we come up against quite a bit [being closed down] so it's not an excuse not to be able to handle that. We just didn't keep the ball like Manchester United usually do. I think we only had one or two shots on goal and that's also disappointing so we have to look at the game and work on it and get ready for Sunday."

(On the key referee decisions...) "I didn't see it but I think, from the corner before it, I heard the referee [Phil Dowd] say to stay away from David and "don't get in his way". I don't know if that's what it was disallowed for, putting David off, but obviously I'm pleased to see it ruled out. I had a great view [for the Figueroa incident] and it was obviously a blatant handball. I asked the linesman and he said he didn't see it. You get some and sometimes you don't. If these things equal themselves out, I think we're probably owed one as we've had a couple go against us, like Newcastle and today, but you make your own luck."

(On the need to bounce back...) "We've got to not get too down at what's happened. It's happened quite a bit this season, there's been an odd sort of display where we've just not performed but the main thing is we've recovered from it and that's what we've got to do. It it is important [to beat Villa and Everton in the upcoming home fixtures]. We're at Old Trafford and at home and we'll be looking to win both games and put the pressure on. But, like I say, throughout the season, we've had poor performances and poor results but we've always bounced back."