|United can go top with an emphatic win at Wolves, will they take their chances? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Wolves vs Manchester United
With all comers apart from their city rivals Manchester City dropping points, Manchester United will see this game as an opportunity to rise to the top of the table at least on goal difference especially if Spurs doesn’t get past Watford.
Manchester United are in cloud nine at the moment after successfully beating City to the signing of mega super star Cristiano Ronaldo and that is a statement of note towards landing a major trophy, something that has eluded Ole Gunnar Solksjaer since he took on the reigns at Old Trafford.
Wolves are not at their very best yet, change of manager and a whole new mood but things can begin to pick up from here and a strong result against a title contender will raise the roof at the Molineux as we head into the first international break of the season.
Ronaldo isn’t in yet but by the time we return from the break, expect him to feature for United and until then, the likes of Mason Greenwood, Daniel James and Jadon Sancho will have points to prove as they fight for a starting berth.
How will they line up on Sunday? The hosts continue to hope Raul Jimenez returns to form after the horrific head injury he sustained in the clash with Arsenal’s David Luiz last October that ruled him out of the entirety of last season but they also need goals from other parts of the set up.
The future of Adama Traore is very much in the air, he’s Spurs bound but not yet official, Daniel Podence and Fabio Silva have failed to deliver goals as expected and it’s time for them to justify their transfer fees, no better time to step up than now.
Manchester United will depend solely on their enigmatic midfielder Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford is still a long way out after surgery and Anthony Martial really isn’t measuring up but Greenwood is on top form and Sancho might get a look in.
Is this the game where Raphael Varane starts? Possibly and that will mean a lot to the traveling fans, on paper with the arrival of Ronaldo, United look like a title winning side, there will be no hiding place for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.