Manchester United v Wigan: Grant Holt targets Wembley win

Wigan will not treat Sunday's Community Shield appearance against Manchester United as simply a day out at Wembley, says striker Grant Holt.

The Latics will feature in the season's traditional opening fixture for the first time, courtesy of their FA Cup final win against Manchester City.

"We've got Europe, the League Cup and the FA Cup - every game we're in, we'll try to win," the ex-Norwich captain told BBC Radio Manchester.

Ben Watson and Roberto Martinez

Ben Watson (l) scored the only goal as Wigan defeated Manchester City 1-0 to win the FA Cup for the first time in the club's history in May

"We're seeing this one no differently."

United will be playing under new manager David Moyes for the first time in a competitive fixture.

While the Premier League champions are still making their final preparations for their first league game of the season at Swansea on 17 August, relegated Wigan have already got their Championship campaign under way in style.

A 4-0 victory at Barnsley on Saturday, a game in which debutant Holt scored, saw Owen Coyle make the perfect start to his reign as Wigan boss.

And Holt, a £2m acquisition from the Canaries in July, hopes a greater match-sharpness will give Wigan a better chance of causing an upset.

"We're a little bit ahead of them, although I don't think there's ever a good time to play Manchester United, especially at Wembley where they can make that pitch very big," added the 32-year-old.