Manchester United have endured a catastrophic week, crashing out of the Champions League and then losing Vidic for the rest of the season due a knee ligament injury.
They need to bounce back, and the visit of Wolves to Old Trafford this weekend gives them a glorious opportunity of doing just that.
Bookmakers make than a best priced 1.25 to beat Mick McCarthy’s men, and it’s not hard to understand why.
United have not lost at home to Wolves for 31 years. They have won the last five and are unbeaten in the last six on their own patch.
Wolves have also scored just one goal in those last six visits, and although some will argue that now is the best time for them to be taking on a United side not playing at their best and are low on morale I beg to differ.
The gaffer has proved time and time again that he is capable of lifting his players when things haven’t gone right, and I think Wolves will really be put to the sword and suffer the backlash this weekend.
Indeed, many were quick to write off Sir Alex the last time United crashed out of the CL six years ago only to see the Red Devils bounce back under his leadership and win the Premiership for the next three years.
A similar fightback is now called for as United’s next five league games are all against teams in the bottom nine and they must win them if they if they are to claw back City’s lead at the top as their arch rivals face tough back-to-back games against Chelsea and Arsenal.
What has been disappointing is that united have lost their killer instinct in front of goal. Wayne Rooney hasn’t looked the same player since his England sending off and has now not found the back of the next in the league since September.
I’m convinced that Wazza will bounce back, and once he does get one the floodgates will hopefully open.
He is a top priced 4.33 with bet365 to net the opener in this, and that has to be worth a punt as I can see him causing the Wolves backline no end of problems.
United to win 3-0 or 4-0 is my idea of the outcome, and those scorelines can be backed at 8 with Boylesports and 12 with bet365.
Whatever the scoreline lets just hope that United get back on track with a solid performance both in defence and attack and get quickly back to doing what they do best – winning.