Wigan rises to prominence, after it’s fall from grace begins now. New manager Eric Cantona has been tasked to replace Roberto Martinez in it’s goal to gain promotion back to the Premier League.
And Cantona has been quick to change the shape of the squad, with many moves in the market already.
- Wilfried Zaha on short term loan.
- Adnan Januzaj- Season Loan
- Yaya Sanogo- Season loan
- Hector Herrera- Season loan
- Nick Powell- Season loan
- Gio Casillas- $525K from Chivas
- Antonio Briseno – $600K from Atlas
- Marco Fabian on Free for 2014.
- Ali Al-Habsi sold for $2.5M
- Espinoza sold for $2.1M
Cantona’s new look team already has brought Wigan a trophy as Wigan defeated Manchester United in the Community Shield. PLaying a 4-3-3 with Zaha up top, Wigan struck first with a Zaha header, debating De Gea to the spot. United dominated the rest of the match going up 2-1 and creating many chances. A 83rd minute corner saw Gary Caldwell equalize for Wigan, and a 93rd minute quick counter saw Wilfried Zaha put in the winner from a spilled save from De Gea.
What to Watch For
- Europa League fun
- Deadline day exits?