Manchester United News: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mason Greenwood, Wayne Rooney


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Manchester United are a few hours now from kicking off their second match of the Premier League season, at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Go to this link for the starting XI prediction, as well as injury and fitness news.

At this post you’ll find a round-up of some of the latest and most interesting news items relating to MUFC.

Manchester United at Wolverhampton Wanderers FYIs

Kickoff: Monday, August 19, 8pm, Molineux

Match Official: Jon Moss

Google Result Probability: Manchester United win 40%, Draw 30%, Wolverhampton Wanderers win 30%

Score prediction: Wolverhampton 2, United 2

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a couple of very interesting remarks heading into match number two of the Premier League season.

First he said youngster Mason Greenwood is the team’s best finisher. (I’m sure the recently departed to Inter Milan Romelu Lukaku will have a comeback to this as he seems to be in the ultra-defensive, taking everything to heat mood lately).

Secondly, the Norwegian said the team has too many centre backs. (Can’t imagine a lot of United supporters will agree with that sentiment)

OGS was asked whether Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial is the most natural finisher in his side, and Solskjaer replied:

“They’ve still got a way to go, because Mason’s more of a natural finisher than them.”

For more on this, go to ESPN FC.

And in regards to the central defenders, the young manager articulated the challenge of trying to keep everyone on the team happy by making sure they all feel content and satisfied with their roles on the team.

“I do have too many centre-backs to keep everyone happy,” said Solskjaer, “but we need to win games, we need to perform, so we’re going to pick the players that will give us the biggest chance to win games.”

For more on this, go to

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Finally, Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer, Wayne Rooney, is playing out the string with D.C. United before he leaves MLS and becomes player-coach at Derby County in the Championship.

He seems to be fine about burning some bridges along the way out of Major League Soccer, hitting out at the league’s policy to keep chartered flights at a minimum for all teams; making the bulk of the air travel completed via commercial means.

You have to wonder though what kind of state Rooney was in when he made this not very well thought out tweet, as 1.) no upside at all to posting it and 2.) #msl ?? What is up with that? The response below, in our humble opinion, is the best reply of all of them.

Very appropriate.

Enjoy the match tomorrow.

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