Manchester United face Wolves this weekend for the sixth time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United are looking to follow up a FA Cup win over Wolves in January with a victory in the Premier League.

The last two games have seen us keep two clean sheets against Wolves, although they did have a goal disallowed by VAR in each of these matches.

It is United’s first match at Old Trafford since the Burnley horror show, although two away wins in between against Tranmere and Manchester City have lifted confidence.

This is the final game before the winter break. Wolves are level on points with United and a victory could be pivotal.


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Selection issues

Solskjaer hinted he is happy with a recent shift in formation, telling the club website: “What we’ve done lately with three at the back that might be an option to tactically change a little bit.”

It is most likely this would see Luke Shaw joining Victor Lindelöf and Harry Maguire in the back three, as he did against City. Eric Bailly remains an option.

Midfield is the big issue, with Nemanja Matic facing suspension. Andreas Pereira will most likely slot in alongside Fred.

Bruno Fernandes could make his debut from the start. After Jesse Lingard’s dismal midweek performance, why not?

A further dilemma is up front. Mason Greenwood struggled to get involved in the week and was substituted at half-time, while Dan James came off the bench.

We would expect James to get the nod here, he caused Wolves problems in the cup game, and Greenwood featuring from the bench.

James would operate as a wide forward, similarly to how he played up front against Liverpool at Old Trafford earlier in the season.

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