Scharner out to spoil party
Paul Scharner believes Wigan can be Premier League party-poopers when they tackle Manchester United.
By Rob Parrish
Last Updated: 08/05/08 4:03pm
Paul Scharner believes Wigan can be Premier League party-poopers this weekend when they tackle Manchester United.
The Red Devils travel to the JJB Stadium knowing victory will see them lift their 10th Premier League crown.
But should Sir Alex Ferguson's side drop points, then Chelsea are waiting to pounce as they only trail United on goal difference ahead of their home meeting with Bolton.
Both matches can be seen live on Sky Sports on Sunday, with an enthralling afternoon of action on the cards.
And Scharner insists Wigan will be going all-out for victory, despite already being assured of their Premier League status for another year.
The eccentric Austria international told Wigan Today: "Hopefully we can finish the season well on Sunday. I'm looking forward to that one.
"We will certainly try to beat them. The season isn't over yet, and it will be much easier to have a party after a good result.
"Recently we have started to pick up results against the big clubs and it would be nice to continue doing that.
"We've done better because Steve Bruce has brought a new belief to the club. We now think we can take points whoever we play.
"It's always a pleasure to play against players of the quality United have got and we have got to try to keep them quiet."
The versatile Scharner, who is expected to be named in Wigan's defence against United, is planning to hold talks with the Latics this summer over extending his stay at the club.
Scharner, who was recently named Player of the Year by the club's fans, is out of contract at the end of next season.
He added: "Hopefully we can get back round the table after the United game and speak about the future again.
"I still have a year left on my contract, so I have time and I would like to stay at Wigan. Let's see what the future brings.
"It was very nice to win the player of the year award. It was a surprise, and it's always a big boost for any player to get an award like that."