How Manchester United could look against Wolves; 4-3-1-2 – Rashford and Lukaku leading, Lingard supporting the attack


Manchester United will be back in action in the Premier League on Tuesday evening, this time travelling back to the Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side returned to winning ways against Watford at the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday afternoon, after back to back defeats, a confidence booster for United.

United have done well under Solskjaer since December, losing just three matches out of the 20 which have been played so far. The Norwegian has earned more Premier League points that Jose Mourinho did in the first half of the season, which says something. United still have something to play for this season; top four and a strong UEFA Champions League finish.

United and Wolves have played 99 competitive matches in the history of both clubs, dating back to the first match which was played on the 15 October 1892, a 10-1 Newton Heath victory in the old Division One. United has won 48 matches, drawn 17 matches and lost 35 matches. United will need to ensure they leave the Molineux with a win on Tuesday.

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Goalkeeper: David De Gea

David De Gea is subject to a lot of speculation of a transfer either this summer or on a free at the end of his contract, also that he could sign a new contract at the club, so the media are just covering all the bases, so you know, they could say they were right. De Gea played well this weekend and should face Wolves, where a clean sheet could come.

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Defence: Diogo Dalot, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw

United need to stop leaking goals as they have not kept a clean sheet in their last six matches. Diogo Dalot should be ahead fo Ashley Young due to the latter looking tired on Saturday. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones should keep their places with Victor Lindelof out of action, although not due to injury. Luke Shaw, the MOTM against Watford, should start too.

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Midfield Three: Andreas Pereira, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba

The midfield needs to have some flair, pace and ability both on and off the ball at this present time. Andreas Pereira should replace Ander Herrera, which might take some pressure off Nemanja Matic who will be trusted by Solskjaer in this match. Paul Pogba will need to put in a shift against Wolves, playing a simple game, not showboating.

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Forward Three: Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku

Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku could be trusted to lead the line against Wolves with Anthony Martial likely to be on the sidelines, although he could travel and sit on the bench. Instead of playing a wide forward three, Jesse Lingard could play in the number ten role behind the forwards, which could add depth in the attack.

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Substitutes: Sergio Romero; Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young; Juan Mata, Fred; Anthony Martial

Having strength on the bench is important as Solskjaer will need to utilise his substitutes more than ever at this stage of the season. I think Martial could make the bench but may not be used. We could also see the likes f Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood or even Angel Gomes.

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