Whelan rejects conspiracy talk
Dave Whelan has hit back at the conspiracy theorists who fear Wiganwill allow Man Utd to win the title.
Last Updated: 07/05/08 11:17am
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has hit back at the conspiracy theorists who fear his side will allow Manchester United to win the title.
United go into the final day of the season requiring a win at the JJB Stadium to ensure they win the Premier League title for a second successive season.
Chelsea are hoping for a slip-up from United so that they can clinch the title from under their noses and have challenged Wigan to go for a win against Sir Alex Ferguson's men.
It has been suggested Wigan could do United a favour because of manager Steve Bruce's connections with the Old Trafford outfit, but Whelan has rubbished the claims.
Speaking at the club's Player of the Season awards, Whelan said: "All this rubbish in press that we would be rolling over for Manchester United is complete and absolute rubbish.
FocusWigan's Player of the Season Paul Scharner echoed his chairman's sentiments saying the player will be keen to end the campaign on a winning note.
"I think the whole team can keep their focus on the game on the last day and it is much more fun to have a party after a win," Scharner told Sky Sports News.
"We should try everything to get a result. "We have started to get results against the big four teams - drawn with Liverpool away, Chelsea away and home to Arsenal and it would be a very nice situation if we could get a win in the last game."
ProfessionalWigan striker Marcus Bent says all the players will be putting on a professional show against United and will be looking to grab the three points.
"There has been 10 to 20 people randomly coming up to me in the street asking me to take it easy and not try and let Man Utd win the game," revealed Bent.
"We are professionals and we are all going into the game on Sunday wanting to get three points."