Manchester United Team News, Starting XI Prediction at Wolverhampton Wanderers

Was the unexpected and eye-popping 4-0 scoreline we saw on opening weekend an indication that Manchester United are much better than most people seem to think they are? Or was it indicative of Chelsea being much worse than many thought?

It might be a combination of both, plus Blues boss Frank Lampard not starting the game with a few of his more experienced and highly regarded players. United can definitely show they’re for real in week two though by getting a result at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves are a tough out for anyone and side that the Red Devils struggled mightily against last season.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Expects Alexis Sanchez to Contribute at United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer addressed the media today ahead of United’s first away game of the Premier League season at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night. The most newsworthy portion of the session was when OGS gave an update on the Alexis Sanchez situation.

The Chilean, arguably the worst signing in the club’s modern history, has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A this week. Reportedly, the forward has been drawing interest from AC Milan, AS Roma, Napoli and Juventus. However, his egregiously colossal salary has proven to be a sticking point to getting a transfer deal done.

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Manchester United News: Alexis Sanchez, Victor Lindelof, Bruno Fernandes

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Manchester United got the 2019-20 season off to a rip roaring start, thrashing their rivals Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford. Up next is a visit to the Molineux, where they will take on a Wolverhampton Wanderers side that really gave them hell last season.

It’ll be a few days until the Wolves clash, so let’s take a look at some of the news and notes items currently making the rounds in the MUFC web community, starting with a potential solution to the Alexis Sanchez situation.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Jadon Sancho, Paul Pogba

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The summer transfer window is closed in England, but it remains open in most of Europe, and today brings a couple of United related transfer narratives to report and dissect.

The boss at Borussia Dortmund has made remarks that have potentially opened the door, down the road, for long term United target Jadon Sancho, and it appears Paul Pogba will be staying put this transfer window. So we have two stories to cover on this Wednesday, starting first with the young Englishman.

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Manchester United News and Notes: Maguire, Rashford, Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United got the 2019-20 season off to a rip roaring start, thrashing their rivals Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford. Up next is a visit to the Molineux, where they will take on a Wolverhampton Wanderers side that really gave them hell last season.

It’ll be a few days until the Wolves clash, so let’s take a look at some of the news and notes items currently making the rounds in the MUFC web community, starting with Harry Maguire’s bossing the only all-big six matchup of the opening weekend.

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Arsenal Top the Ticket Demand Table After Opening Weekend

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By Gilad Zilberman, CEO at SeatPick 

“Arsenal, we’re on your side” is the anthem sung by club supporters, and it’s backed up ticket market figures as well. Certainly so after week one of the 2019-20 Premier League season. With the first round of fixtures now in the books, demand for tickets is already outstripping supply, and this can best be observed via the various secondary ticket marketplaces online.

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Frank Lampard Hits Back at Jose Mourinho Criticism of His Starting Lineup

Ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was critical of his former player, Frank Lampard, taking issue with the first team selected by the current Blues boss in today’s 4-0 rout at the hands of Manchester United.

The Special One, now working as a pundit for Sky Sports, said that Lampard should have gone with a more experienced side at the start of the season opener. And the Chelsea managerial debutant has hit back at his former boss by rejecting that idea, and saying that the more established and seasoned players simply weren’t fit and/or available.

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United 4, Chelsea 0 News and Notes: Martial, Mourinho, Maguire, AWB

The first big six game of the Premier League season and the only one on the opening weekend was a total laugher. Only one team was big today, United, who trounced the visiting Blues 4-0. It was a match that lacked energy at first, but once United got going they would never look back.

Let’s run through some of the news, notes, nuggets and tidbits from this one, starting with the stellar performances turned in the new guys for Manchester United. Winger Daniel James scored in his United debut, and we have video of that goal and subsequent celebration in the first collection of news and notes from this match over at this link.

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United 4, Chelsea 0 News and Notes: Pogba, Pulisic, Rashford, James

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The first big six game of the Premier League season and the only one on the opening weekend was a total laugher. Only one team was big today, United, who trounced the visiting Blues 4-0. It was a match that lacked energy at first, but once United got going they would never look back.

Let’s run through some of the news, notes, nuggets and tidbits from this one, starting with Frank Lampard’s shock decision to leave Christian Pulisic on the bench at the beginning. (For part two of news and notes go here)

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Man United vs Chelsea Preview: Solskjaer, Lampard Press Conference Videos

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We’re just hours away from kickoff now- Manchester United hosting Chelsea in what is the blockbuster fixture of the Premier League opening’s weekend. United and Chelsea enter this season with very similar prospects/outlook for the league title.

The odds makers see Manchester City as the favorites, followed by Liverpool. Then there’s a slight drop-off to Totttenham Hotspur, with another, substantial drop down to the next three sides, the aforementioned Chelsea and United, as well as Arsenal. Those three teams have pretty much the same odds of winning the title, according to most sports books.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Chelsea FC

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Sunday brings the headliner fixture of Premier League opening weekend, the only all big six clash you’ll get see in week one, Chelsea FC at Manchester United. The match also brings the Chelsea debut of Christian Pulisic, which will be a major event in and of itself (more on that here). It’s also a match-up of two clubs led by young, relatively inexperienced managers who are legends among supporters due to their playing days with their respective teams.

The optimistic belief of both clubs here is that Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer know the culture, from experiencing it, and thus have the bonafides to rebuild the club their historical mold.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Manchester United

Tomorrow brings the headliner fixture of Premier League opening weekend, the only battle between two of the big six, Chelsea FC at Manchester United. The match also brings the Chelsea debut of Christian Pulisic, which will be a major event in and of itself (more on that here).

With summer transfer window deadline day having just passed on Thursday, it’s a match-up between two clubs that received a fair amount of criticism for how they went about their business this preseason. In many a “transfer window grades” column out there, you’ll see plenty of harsh analysis for both clubs.

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