After a pretty nervy win in his first game in charge as permanent manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need an improved performance when Manchester United face Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening.
This is the same dangerous team that defiantly knocked United out of the FA cup a few weeks back!
It’s true that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side may have other priorities with their FA Cup semi-final clash against Watford on Sunday, but they will still provide a stern test.
Indeed, there’s nothing sweeter than doing a back-to-back on a side that you dominated a game before!
Even though it has only been a couple of weeks since Wolves defeated United in the FA Cup at home by a 2-1 scoreline, this game will provide a different test and Solskjaer will certainly be keen to put that result right.
The Norwegian currently has four players on the injury list. Eric Bailly is currently out with a concussion, while Alexis Sanchez (knee) and Matteo Darmian (knock) remained sidelined.
Captain Antonio Valencia is not yet fit enough to make a first-team appearance following a calf strain, but Solskjaer expects Anthony Martial to be ready to face Wolves.
The forward had to be taken off against Watford at the weekend after sustaining a heavy knock but the Frenchman is fit.
Romelu Lukaku surprisingly has also been declared fit to return to first-team action. Victor Lindelof will also be back in contention after compassionate leave.
The bookies have United down favorites to get the win this evening, but as is with the game of football, you can never be too sure!!
Nevertheless, here are the expected starting eleven for both trams:
De Gea, Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Rashford, Lukaku, Martial
Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Jonny, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota
For Wolves, defender Ryan Bennett will be back in the squad after missing the last two games due to suspension.
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Personally, I think the game will end 1-1 because I don’t see United beating a supercharged Wolves!