Premier League leaders Manchester United begin the year 2013 at Wigan Athletic on Tuesday, with manager Alex Ferguson hoping they can muster enough freshness to keep Manchester City at arm's length.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson speaks to team mascot 'Fred the Red' before their Premier League match against and Newcastle at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on December 26, 2012. United begin 2013 at Wigan Athletic on Tuesday, with Ferguson hoping they can muster enough freshness to keep Man City at arm's length.
United overcame West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday to take their tally of goals to 50 in 20 games and preserve the seven-point advantage they enjoy over second-place City at the top of the standings.
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