Following the hysteria of the past couple of days after Manchester United announced that Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to the club, the players now have to get their feet back on the ground to get a much needed three points against Wolves. Ronaldo won’t be available this afternoon so it’s an opportunity for the forward line to show why they should still be in the manager’s thoughts once the superstar is available, most likely for our next game against Newcastle following the international break.
Having beaten Leeds convincingly in the opening game of the season, a disappointing 1-1 draw away to Southampton followed, with Mason Greenwood securing a point for us. Solskjaer was roundly criticised for messing with the starting line-up, most notably shifting Greenwood out wide to accommodate Anthony Martial, who has been off the boil for some time.
Wolves have lost both of their opening games and will be desperate to get some points on the board, after two 1-0 defeats against Leicester and Tottenham. They faced struggling Nottingham Forest in the League Cup on Tuesday, winning 4-0, which may have done something to boost their confidence.
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Varane, Shaw, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, James, Sancho, Greenwood.
Subs: Heaton, Dalot, Lindelof, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Van de Beek, Cavani, Martial.
Wolves: José Sá; Semedo, Kilman, Coady, Marçal; Moutinho, Saïss, Neves; Trincao, Raúl Jiménez, Adama Traoré.
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