Martinez to make check on Latics

Martinez kept the same XI on the field for the entire 90 minutes in

the Boxing Day draw at home to Blackburn but they have had a couple

more days’ rest than most teams. Should Martinez decide to stiffen

the midfield against the defending champions, striker Jason

Scotland would be the most likely to make way. Midfielder Mohamed

Diame is the only player unavailable as he recovers from a knee

ligament injury. Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 8pm. Latics (from):

Kirkland, Bramble, Scharner, Melchiot, Boyce, Figueroa, N’Zogbia,

Gomez, Thomas, Scotland, Rodallega, Amaya, De Ridder, Sinclair,

Kingson, Cho, Bouaouzan, McCarthy.