Predicted Manchester United line-up v Wolves

Rotation is the name of the game as Manchester United prepare for a second game in four days.

United host Wolves at Old Trafford as the first of four consecutive home matches in league and cup competitions.

Wolves are tough opponents who have caused us problems before, and the league meeting at Old Trafford last season ended 0-0.

Team selection dilemmas

United’s objective here in terms of balancing the squad is to try and ensure no player has started all three matches from the Everton, Leicester and Wolves games.

This is nearly achievable although Harry Maguire will have to start this one again without a rest, with Victor Lindelof out injured. It is most likely Eric Bailly will partner him again.


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Elsewhere on the injury front United will hope Aaron Wan-Bissaka is available again at right-back after missing the last two games.

The controversial call in midfield is to ‘rest’ Bruno Fernandes.

This would provide Donny van de Beek with a much needed starting opportunity. Fernandes could be brought on for the final 30 minutes if needed, to try and turn the game. Besides, United have plenty of other attacking talent.

Edinson Cavani should start up front after looking bright against Leicester from the bench, but that does not mean one of Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial have to drop out.

All three started the home game against Istanbul Basaksehir and United scored four, with Martial on the left and Rashford on the right. This match should provide another chance to take a fresh look at this combination.

Paul Pogba should also return in midfield and partner Fred. Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic would be available from the bench.

At left-back it is likely Alex Telles returns as United continue to alternate. His service could be key to helping Cavani net his first Old Trafford goal.

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