Man Utd vs Wolves: 3 players who could change the game on their own in the Premier League match between Nuno and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
Manchester United have had a perfect start to their campaign. They demolished Chelsea 4-0 in their opening match last weekend and will look to continue their winning run tonight against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
This will United’s first away match of the season and a victory of any margin will take them above Liverpool and place them at the top of the Premier League table on goal difference. Wolverhampton drew against Leicester City in the opening match despite being thoroughly outplayed by the Foxes. However, they will take confidence from their 4-0 drubbing of FC Pyunik in the Europa league match, despite resting key first team players.
United do not have any fresh injury concerns and have most of their squad at their disposal. Eric Bailey and Timothy Fosu-Mensah will miss the match as they continue to recover from their knee injuries. The Wolves will also recall a host of players that were rested in their previous outing.
The Wolves will hope to showcase a much-improved performance against the Red Devils. Manchester United will start as favorites and will hope to play as such and come back home with 3 points. However, this is the Premier League. A top flight football made famous by its unpredictability. Any one of the two sides can come out on top and here are three players who will be crucial to their chances in the Man Utd vs Wolves match.
Manchester United’s mercurial midfielder may have been in the news for his future more than his performance in the pre-season. However, he is still a very competent component of Solskjaer’s plans. Marcus Rashord, Daniel James and Harry Maguire may have stolen the limelight in the last match but it was Paul Pogba who picked Chelsea apart with his vision and ability to find spaces.
The Man Utd vs Wolves match is most likely going to be won or lost in the midfield. With United sluggish in the first half of their last match and clearly lacking experience in the midfield, the game will very likely depend on Pogba’s performance tonight.
Under Solskjaer, Pogba is the player with the most goal involvements. He has scored 10 and assisted 8 since the Norwegian’s appointment. This is 9 times more than any player. United failed to win a game against Wolverhampton all 3 times last season. They also have a poor away record at Molineux having lost 3 times there in 5 matches. Paul Pogba will be crucial to United’s chances if they hope to reverse the trend.