Manchester United and Wolves know each other well by this point. The two teams met six times during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first 14 months in charge.
But since February and until now, the two teams have mercifully been kept apart. The two teams renew rivalry tonight at Old Trafford.
This is a good opportunity for United to gain ground at the top of the league and try and record back to back league wins at Old Trafford for the first time this season.
Wolves are experiencing a little of an inconsistent season. Perhaps unsurprising considering the huge volume of football their players took on last season with a late run into the Europa League too, while striker Raul Jimenez remains out with injury.
They sit in 11th place in the league and have only won two of their last six games, although did hold Spurs to a draw two days ago and did beat Chelsea a fortnight back.
Their own testing stretch has put United’s good run of form this season into perspective. Wolves boss Nuno Santo is full of admiration for the job Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing.
Nuno told Wolves’ official website: “One thing I know for sure is every game in the Premier League is very tough. There’s no team you can relax on. Very good work by Ole, very tough squad, a very tough game ahead of us.”
Solskjaer’s positive work at United this season has gone largely unaddressed in the media. It seems there is only interest in discussing the United boss after a bad result. Among his peers, it is clear there is plenty of repect.
One of the effects of a big home win like the 6-2 against Leeds, is that it has the potential to strike the fear factor into visiting sides again.
Games against Nuno’s Wolves are always tight, and expect this match to be no different. Wolves will be especially wary due to the way United started against Leeds, and their recent strong results against Spurs and Chelsea show their players relish playing against the top teams.
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