Belfast Telegraph

Caldwell targets history

Wigan skipper Gary Caldwell insists the Latics can get a result against Manchester United for the first time in the club's history.

Roberto Martinez's side take on United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day with history pointing to another three points for the reigning league champions, but Caldwell claims draws against Chelsea and Liverpool have inspired Wigan to believe they can finally upset the odds.

"To do something this club has never done before and get a result from Old Trafford would be very special. We're going there ready to give everything we've got, full of confidence and with a belief that we can do something," he said.

"Of course, they're a top team, have home advantage and are right in the thick of a title challenge, so it'll be very difficult but an excellent opportunity to continue the strong run we're on.

"To lead the team out into the best stadium in the league will be a special moment; as a kid growing up I remember watching the likes of Eric Cantona and Ryan Giggs playing there and taking opponents by storm.

"So it'll be a big day for everyone concerned and we all believe we can get something from the game and make it a special day for the fans."


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