Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Manchester United, who finished third in the Premier League last season, are definitely in the mix for the top four again this year, but are they title contenders? Hard to say, as this season sees a very wide open race, but United, like so many other teams, just can’t seem to find that extra gear.

They have a game in hand on the three teams ahead of them, so hypothetically, let’s say they played it tomorrow and won- they’d be in second place, just two points behind arch-rivals Liverpool.

Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FYIs

Kickoff: 8pm Tue. Dec. 29, Old Trafford

Team news for both sides: go here

TV/Stream: NBCSN (US), NBCSports.com

Table Position:  Wolves 11th, 21 points    United 4th, 27 points

Premier League Form Guide:   Wolves  DLWLL     United   DWWDW

So when you put it that way, I guess they are? Sure, okay, if you say so.

Tuesday night brings a game that isn’t hypothetical at all, but instead very real- a visit from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In looking at the team that drew (and in the process blew a chance to take second place for real) with Leicester City on Boxing Day, we forecast manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer making four changes to his lineup.

However, we predict he’ll continue on with Victor Lindelof having to fill in at right back, instead of his usual place in central defense, due to the Aaron Wan-Bissaka injury.

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: De Gea, Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire, Telles, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Greenwood, Cavani

Prediction: United 1, Wolves 1

This is a match that United really should win, given the disparity in talent on the pitch, but those of you reading this are most likely aware of 1.) their recent struggles against this specific side and

2.) how their home form just doesn’t come close to matching their away form thus far this season.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of  “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Manu shld put Degea,tuanzebe,baily,maguire,telles,fred,pogba,Fernandez,Rushford,greenwood and cavani

  2. Mine is, degea,tuanzebe,lindlof,baile,shaw,fred,mctomny,Fernandez, rashford cavani.

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