Michael Carrick believes Manchester United’s record against Wigan will count for nothing when Alex Ferguson’s leader try to take another huge stride towards the Premier League title at the DW Stadium tonight.
Ferguson’s side, eight points clear at the top with six games remaining, are away to relegation-threatened Wigan on the same day City entertain mid-table West Brom.
United have won all 13 of their Premier League encounters with Wigan, scoring 21 times in the last five encounters between the two north-west clubs alone.
But England midfielder Carrick is taking nothing for granted, insisting Wigan, next to bottom in the table, will be dangerous opponents as they are fighting for survival.
“It doesn’t matter what we have done against them in the past,” said Carrick. “What’s important is what we do on Wednesday. Yes, we have a good record against them but this is a different team and a different season.”