Wolves vs Man Utd Could 23, 2021 Match Preview and Stats
Manchester United travel to Molineux to face the Wolves in the final Premier League game of the season on Sunday afternoon.
Although nothing is at stake for either side and second place has already been secured for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, the Old Trafford team will definitely want to bring some momentum to the Europa League final on Wednesday evening.
It has been a difficult week for the Red Devils after a season of steady progress in which Leicester City and fierce rivals Liverpool suffered two losses before disappointing at home to already relegated Fulham.
With the perfect opportunity to end the club’s longest trophy drought in over 30 years slated to take place mid-week, this was far from ideal preparation for the flagship event.
United will therefore be keen to finish their winless run in three games when they face Nuno Espirito Santo over the weekend. This should make for a fun encounter.
The biggest decision Solskjaer has to make is who starts between the sticks. David de Gea and Dean Henderson have fought for first place all season and the Spaniard appears to have returned to first choice after his terrible performance against Liverpool.
It’s everyone’s guess who’s going to nod against the Wolves, but De Gea put in a flawless performance last time around and is hoping to keep his place in the starting XI.
In front of the 30-year-old shot stopper, there should be a foursome full of changes. Harry Maguire is still recovering from an injury while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof get some rest for the Europa League final.
That should give Alex Telles, Brandon Williams, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe one more chance to impress from the start as the quartet tries to prove their credentials for the future.
In midfield, Scott McTominay has a punch and is unlikely to be risked, meaning Nemanja Matic will partner with Fred in the middle of the field.
Injuries to Anthony Martial and Dan James leave Solksjaer few options in the attacking third.
The prominence of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford is likely to lead Donny van de Beek and Juan Mata to get a rare slip up while Norwegian boss Amad Diallo, a teenage prodigy, may hand a second start in the Premier League to Edinson Cavani to obtain.