Manchester United Team News, Starting XI Prediction at Wolverhampton Wanderers

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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.

United at Wolverhampton Team News

Wolves enter this match at full fitness, a state of being that they were very fortunate to possess for most of last season. United head to the Molineux doing very well on the fitness front too. Their only absences are defenders Eric Bailly (knee, approximately 4-6 months), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (knee, return date unknown) and forward Alexis Sanchez (match fitness).

Sanchez suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with Chile this summer, and thus isn’t fully acclimated and up to speed with the result of the club.

This situation has inspired a lot of transfer talk, but Solskjaer disputes the idea of the former Arsenal man leaving before the transfer deadline closes in other countries. The Norwegian doesn’t just expect him Sanchez to stay, the manager believes that the player will be a big contributor this season.

Maybe that will happen, it’s a long shot if ever does, but we do know that he won’t be involved this week.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Wolverhampton Wanderers  

Anthony Martial   Marcus Rashford    Daniel James

Paul Pogba   Nemanja Matic     Scott McTominay

 Luke Shaw   Victor Lindelof    Harry Maguire   Aaron Wan-Bissaka

David de Gea

 

Manchester United at Wolverhampton Wanderers FYIs

Kickoff: Monday, August 19, 8pm, Molineux

Match Official: Jon Moss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Press Conference Video:

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

Score prediction: Wolverhampton 2, United 2

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  1. As I think man u will win 3_1

  2. Sure win for our red devil enough is enough fake team to beat us thrice unbelievable, my prediction is man u 3:1

  3. I feel man u will win 6-1

  4. 3-0 man united to win

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