Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be forced to 'freshen up' his weary side as they prepare to take on Wigan Athletic..
The Red Devils return to the DW Stadium on New Year Day, scene of the crime which eventually saw them hand the Premier League title initiative back to rivals Manchester City last season.
That 1-0 defeat against Roberto Martinez's side last April was the start of United letting an eight-point lead slip and Ferguson wants to make sure there will be no taking Latics lightly this time around.
United ground-out a 2-0 victory over West Brom at the weekend, but were made to pay a big price for a rare clean sheet.
The Old Trafford pitch was saturated beforehand by a deluge of rain, bringing an extra workload to an already busy festive period.
Defender Patrice Evra admitted: "I have not seen a bad pitch like the one against West Brom for a long time and it was not easy for us to play. We had heavy legs on a heavy pitch."
Defenders Phil Jones and Rafael are in line to play against the Latics and striker Robin van Persie could be recalled to the starting line-up after coming on as a substitute against the Baggies to score.
United are 1.66 to win at the DW Stadium and are 12.00 to triumph by a 3-1 scoreline, with Van Persie 4.00 to open the scoring.
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