Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United proved victorious against Chelsea at Old Trafford but now their challenge is extended to away fixtures as they face-off against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.
Solskjaer has a woeful record against the Wolves and has never defeated them as a manager. Meanwhile, United as a club will be desperate to avoid a third consecutive defeat against the Molineux based outfit.
Here is how the two sides are likely to lineup ahead of week two in the Premier League.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were likewise fortunate enough to have no extra injuries and will be fielding a fully-fit roster against the Red Devils. However, the Wolves are bound to be a bit fatigued after their successful Europa League outing on Thursday.
The home side is actually a pretty strong opponent for the Mancunian giants. In addition to their recent wins against them, the Wolves have a knack to be a defensively frustrating team to play against.
Pinned against Solskjaer’s aggressive style, this is bound to be a fixture to relish and a battle of tactical wits.
Defenders: Vallejo, Coady, Boly
Midfielders: Traore, Neves, Saiss, Moutinho, Doherty
Forwards: Jota, Jimenez
The Norwegian gaffer had good news to deliver with regard to squad fitness as no fresh injury concerns were reported since last week’s goal-fest.
This means that long-term absentee Eric Bailly will be the only certain miss for the away trip.
The bigger question is whether or not Solskjaer decides to award Daniel James with a start against Wolves after his scintillating Old Trafford debut last week.
Further, when quizzed about the availability of Alexis Sanchez, Solskjaer reaffirmed that the Chilean was working hard in training and was very much a part of his plans.
Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defenders: Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw
Midfielders: McTominay, Pogba
Forwards: Rashford, Lingard, James ; Martial