Park all the ongoing transfer talk, Manchester United have a game this weekend.

United face Wolves at Molineux, with new opposition manager Bruno Lage looking for his first Premier League win.

The last meeting between the two sides was a 2-1 victory for United at the end of last season.

Manchester United Training Session
(Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

McTominay misses out with injury

The big injury new heading into the game is the injury to Scott McTominay which has required an operation on his hernia.

This thins out United’s options in central midfield, with Paul Pogba likely to continue out on the left wing in Marcus Rashford’s absence.

(United could play Dan James on the left and move Pogba into central midfield, but this is probably unlikely considering the Frenchman’s success out wide).

So United will be left picking two from three players in central midfield, Fred, Nemanja Matic and Donny van de Beek.

Expect Matic to be the odd man out after a disappointing display vs Southampton, with Fred and Donny van de Beek in midfield.


This could be enough against an infrequently prolific Wolves side and Van de Beek played well at Molineux last season.

Two more in and out

There could be a further two changes following the Van de Beek for Matic switch.

These would both see new signings coming in to start their first matches for the club.

Jadon Sancho will start in attack with Anthony Martial deservedly dropping out. This will allow Mason Greenwood to move back into the centre.

There is also a chance United will start Raphael Varane and drop Victor Lindelof to the bench. It makes sense to give the new signing game time before the international break.

Edinson Cavani will likely be on the bench for the first time since returning too.

Have something to tell us about this article?