Roberto Martinez feels Wigan achieved "mission impossible" by recording their first ever win over Manchester United - but has stressed it will count for little if they do not now go on to secure their survival in the Barclays Premier League.

Given table-toppers United had triumphed in all 14 of their previous meetings with the Latics - and went into Wednesday's game at the DW Stadium off the back of an eight-match top-flight winning streak - the odds looked stacked against the hosts, but Shaun Maloney's second-half strike earned them an unlikely 1-0 victory.

"The performance on Wednesday was in many ways very, very important for us," said Martinez. "If you ask any Wigan Athletic fan, Manchester United was a scary prospect... so to be able to overcome that and just to achieve the three points in the manner we did, it was very pleasing."

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