Sir Alex Ferguson will be counting on his side doing what they need to do at Old Trafford and then keeping his fingers crossed for a Stamford Bridge miracle.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has assured Manchester United his side will be no pushovers when they take on title-chasing Chelsea on Sunday.
The Latics stand between the Blues and the Premier League crown, with Chelsea a point ahead of United, who face Stoke and will be hoping Wigan draw or win.
“We will prepare in the best possible manner as we know it is a tough place to go,” Martinez told BBC Sport.
“But I can guarantee everyone that we will give our best.”
Wigan are safe from relegation ahead of the final fixture of the season.
However, victory could result in them moving up one place to 14th in the table, thereby earning an extra £750,000 in prize money from the Premier League.
Martinez’s men are also looking to do the double over Chelsea, having beaten them 3-1 at the DW Stadium earlier in the season.
Wigan have also beaten Liverpool and Arsenal this term but have been dreadfully inconsistent, with defeats against the likes of West Ham, Portsmouth and Hull helping towards a season largely spent in the lower reaches of the table.
“We know that not many people will expect us to go there and get a result,” conceded Martinez after seeing his side draw 2-2 with Hull on Monday.
“But this season we have shown that on our day we can go and get a result against anyone. We will enjoy the experience because for our young players it will be a unique moment. (BBC Sport)
All Manchester United can do is deal with the task in hand and whilst a win at home to Stoke City seems straightforward it would be very easy for the Old Trafford side to take their eye off the ball against a Potters side who are not easy to overcome.
Tony Pulis’s men will be looking to seal a mightily impressive top half finish but Sir Alex Ferguson should be able to get his side motivated and roaring to go for this one.
Here are some highlights of this seasons previous encounter to whet the appetite.
Stoke City 0-2 Manchester United September 2009
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