In the 3rd round of the English Premier League, Wolves will face Manchester United at home.
Wolverhampton Wanderers had a downward trend last season, finishing 13th in the league. The new season did not start well, with two consecutive defeats and no goals in both games.
There is no excuse for this result, as the team was not as strong as the opposition. In addition to the departure of manager Nuno, the new manager Lager is still in the adjustment period with the team. Jimenez is back from injury, but his form is not yet back to the peak due to his long absence from the game.
Wolves’ last EFL Cup match against Nottingham Forest saw them dominate the field with 74% possession and 13 of 20 shots on target due to the large gap between the two sides. With goals from four men – Seth, Portens, Trincorn and White – the team swept the competition 4-0. The team easily clinched the promotion spot and also slightly relieved the team’s miserable league experience.
United not only brought in young striker Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this season, but also announced the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo on 27 August, giving the Red Devils more options up front. As for the squad, Rashford and Jones are both injured and will be out of action.
United have had a decent new season, beating Leeds United 5-1 in their opening league game, and then playing against the Saints in the second round, which ended in a 1-1 draw. It is worth noting that United conceded goals in 2 league rounds, which is not ideal for the Red Devils who are known for their defense.
The good thing is that the team does not have any cup matches this week, and with 3 days more rest than their opponents, the Red Devils will have more capacity in terms of fitness.
In their past meetings, Wolves have won 2, drawn 4 and lost 4 of their last 10 matches against Manchester United, and are the underdogs.
As for the recent situation, Wolves have suffered 2 consecutive defeats in the new season. Although they have recovered a bit of confidence in the cup, the decline of the team’s strength is indisputable, while Manchester United has attracted more reinforcements in the summer window, with the addition of Sancho and Crosby, which has further improved the team’s strength.
As far as the strength of both sides is concerned, the Red Devils are still a step ahead of Wolves, so it is not too difficult for United to get all 3 points in this match.
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