Manchester United – Wolves
Manchester United hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Old Trafford in a replay game from the 3rd round of the FA Cup. These two teams are meeting once again after the 0-0 draw at the Molineux in the beginning of the month. Let’s take a look.
It was a competitive game between Wolves and United at the Molineux, but the match ended without any goals being scored. This is now giving the Red Devils some advantage, because they will have the chance to play the replay game at their own Old Trafford. This could be an important advantage for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
In the first match Solskjaer made some rotations in his line-up. The Norwegian managed gave chance to players like Ashley Young, Brandon Williams, Nemanja Matic, Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood. It’d be curious to see what kind of approach Ole will choose for the replay game. He must decide how important for the club is to progress in the FA Cup right now.
Same could be said about Wolves’ manager Nuno Santo as well. The Portuguese coach also made some rotations for the first game at January 4. It was a pretty normal thing to do, of course, because in this time of the year the teams’ schedules are really busy.
Last season Wolverhampton Wanderers eliminated Manchester United from the FA Cup, but after winning at their own Molineux. Now Wolves missed this opportunity, so it could be a little bit harder for them at the Old Trafford on Wednesday.
United will host Wolves just few days after their convincing display against Norwich City. The Red Devils hosted Norwich City at the Theatre of Dreams and secured a 4-0 win. This is the type of performances Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to see from his team.
We believe that Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will offer us a good show at the Old Trafford on Wednesday. One of these two teams will progress in the FA Cup.