Manchester United make the trip to the Molineux Stadium to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Monday night. The game has become something of a bogey contest with the Red Devils managing failing to win any of their three meetings with Wolves last term.
United succumbed to 2-1 defeats in both of their trips to Wolves in the league and FA Cup respectively last season while the encounter at Old Trafford ended in a high-scoring 2-2 draw.
Despite this, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side should be better prepared for the contest this time around after the sublime 4-0 win over Chelsea while Wolves have had Europa League’s excursions to cope with.
Against Wolves, Solskjaer is highly unlikely to make any changes from the recent thumping of Chelsea, but he may consider a slightly different approach in the midfield to match the opponents’ formation.
The west Midlands outfit have generally preferred a three-man midfield pivot and that may witness Andreas Pereira drop into a deeper role to counter the threat from Ruben Neves, who remains Wolves’ main distributor from the centre of the park.
Elsewhere, things may remain the same, although Paul Pogba surely needs to set the tempo with his presence from the beginning, considering Wolves generally tend to grow into the game, should they be allowed to settle.
David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Andreas Pereira; Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial