Manchester United’s final match before the winter break comes against Wolves at Old Trafford.

It is the third time this season the sides have met each other, with the previous two producing just the one goal in 180 minutes.

There are no shortage of questions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to answer ahead of the game and we’ve picked out three.

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Will Fernandes start?

The transfer saga which has lasted almost all month must have taken a lot out of Bruno Fernandes – so will he start against Wolves?


Given the output of United’s other number tens this season, Fernandes offers a huge upgrade and it would be no surprise if Solskjaer unleashed him at the earliest opportunity.

It would give the Old Trafford crowd a real lift to see their long-awaited new arrival. Will he get the chance to make an instant impact?

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How best to replace Matic?

Nemanja Matic was sent off in the midweek Manchester derby, leaving Solskjaer’s already thin midfield options even barer.

Andreas Pereira would be the obvious replacement, although perhaps Fernandes could play in a deeper role on his debut.

Pereira alongside Fred at the heart of midfield hasn’t always been an ideal combination, so Solskjaer may need to get creative.

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How do United stop Traore?

United have managed to stop Wolves scoring in both meetings between the sides this season but the biggest threat in those matches was Adama Traore.

The rapid winger’s searing pace is a test for any defender and Solskjaer is again tasked with keeping him quiet at Old Trafford tomorrow.

Daniel Podence could also make his debut for the Old Gold, offering a dual threat on both wings which will likely test Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams.

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