|Manchester United will storm into the top four if they beat Wolves at the Molineux while Wolves will jump out of the relegation zone if they overcome their visitors on Saturday. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
It’s that fast and furious hour of the English Premier League where games come thick and fast, when men are separated from the boys, and the point where squad depth and fitness will always overshadow talent and finesse.
Manchester United found joy against Nottingham Forest but now have to make the trip to Wolves to continue their surge on the table, watching Liverpool pick maximum points against Leicester City on Friday means the Kops are now a point behind the Red Devils, they can’t afford to slip up.
Wolves sit in the relegation zone despite their last-gasp win away at Everton on Boxing Day, the first of Julien Lopetegui’s reigns but the hard work has just started, this is where they have to show they have what it takes to survive.
The win over Everton can be the springboard they need to go all the way and roar out of the relegation zone, a win against Manchester United, looks hard on paper but not impossible if they bring their A-game to the table will push them up to 14th on the log at least before surrounding teams play.
Marcus Rashford is finding his feet and the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has now joined Saudi Club Al Nassr has unlocked Bruno Fernandes as well; it’s a great time to believe as a Manchester United fan but they need to sustain the momentum.
Wolves will have to go for it fearlessly; they can unleash Mattheus Cunha who joined earlier in the week but missed out on the trip to Goodison Park; the game would be won and lost in the middle of the pack, they have to find a way to neutralize Christian Eriksen, that’s the key to the current United side.
United on the other hand must stay dominant from the start, they can’t afford to fall behind or cede grounds to the hosts. Anthony must realize that he didn’t come cheap and there’s more to the expectations around him than needless showboating.
The incentives are high; for United, it’s a berth in the top four for the first time this season and for Wolves, it’s an opportunity to end the year outside the relegation zone. It’s a game that will entertain the neutrals.