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Wolves v Man U Match Preview [LIVE]

Date: Monday 19th August
Venue: Molineux
Kick off time: 20.00

Live @ http://www.ja606.co.uk/articles/viewLiveArticle/411437
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For their first home league game of the season Wolves welcome Manchester United to Molineux.
Last season Wolves proved just too strong for United, coming away from Old Trafford with a point and taking wins in the league and FA Cup at Molineux, both games ending with a 2-1 score line.

After last week’s 4-0 defeat of a poor Chelsea side Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will once again be thinking that the league championship is theirs for the taking. His managerial naiveté became more and more evident as last season wore on and there is no evidence to suggest that he has become savvy or any more astute this season.

During the summer transfer window United and Wolves brought in players of a similar age with one notable exception. United signed Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka whilst Wolves also signed youngsters Patrick Cutrone, Bruno Jordao, Pedro Neto, Renat Dadashov and Jesus Vallejo. In addition, Wolves made permanent the loan signings of striker Raul Jimenez and midfielder Leander Dendoncker.
The glaring difference in transfer policy between the two clubs was United’s signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City with no-one outside of the United boardroom believing that £80 million for the England defender represented a good deal for the club.

Wolves shipped out several players during the summer but only two from the first team squad, forwards, Helda Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro. United dispensed with the services of Romelu Lukaku, Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia.

United had a successful run of games after the appointment of Solskjaer before falling away towards the end of the season. It will be interesting to see if this season follows a similar pattern. A significant factor may be the performances of want-away midfielder Paul Pogba and whether OGS can get the best out of him for a full season.

Wolves have played 2 games in China against Premier League opposition and 4 Europa league games, winning them all. A goalless draw at Leicester last week followed. Wolves have conceded just 1 goal to date this season.

The game will be broadcast live on Sky TV.

Gem’s prediction: 2-1

posted 4 weeks, 2 days ago

You're not confident are you Cinci. I think it'll be a tight game but I reckon if we can get back to molineux all square we'll be ok in the second leg.

posted 4 weeks, 2 days ago

comment by Oldgoldilox - 1 Carl Ikeme (U17303)
posted 40 minutes ago
You're not confident are you Cinci. I think it'll be a tight game but I reckon if we can get back to molineux all square we'll be ok in the second leg.
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Not very confident no. We can certainly beat them Goldi, I don't doubt that but the games are coming thick and fast now and Europe is always a banana skin, one away goal can swing a whole tie and they are more than capable. Hopefully as you say we can get home with a score draw.

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Feels like we are going into one of those great to be a Wolves fan times with a match to really look forward to tonight, another home game next Sunday and a two leg Europa League tie against Torino that feels like a ‘we have arrived’ kind of match. And to make the next couple of weeks even better, we are good enough to more than hold our own in all those games. Certainly beats those long years in the championship in half empty stadiums

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

I would have thought the team picks itself tonight and will be the one that did so well in the second half of last season. But after Thursday’s impressive second half it now feels we have a much better bench from which to make changes in the latter stages with Ruddy, Vallejo, Saiss, Traore, MGW, Cutrone and Neto

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Spangles (U17289)
posted 20 minutes ago
Feels like we are going into one of those great to be a Wolves fan times with a match to really look forward to tonight, another home game next Sunday and a two leg Europa League tie against Torino that feels like a ‘we have arrived’ kind of match. And to make the next couple of weeks even better, we are good enough to more than hold our own in all those games. Certainly beats those long years in the championship in half empty stadiums
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I was thinking pretty much the same in the shower this morning. But isnt it weird how everything else about the matchday experience stays the same. How you get there, where you go for a pint, who you go with, where you sit, all the same routine as 5, 10, 15 years ago. But what happens on the pitch for those 90+ minutes is just astonishingly more brilliant.

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

It is for this reason that success on the pitch isn't the be all, and end all, for those of us that go to games. The enjoyment of the match day experience is still there regardless, albeit enhanced by results on the pitch.

For those that have never set foot in Molineux the results are everything.

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Agree with all that plus the match day experience is so much better with a full house rather than 10,000 empty seats. And although I obviously want us to win I know I will love this evening win lose or draw from the pre match drink in a packed boozer to the after match exchanges with mates on where it all went right or wrong

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by LoneWolf (U22026)
posted about 3 hours ago
It is for this reason that success on the pitch isn't the be all, and end all, for those of us that go to games. The enjoyment of the match day experience is still there regardless, albeit enhanced by results on the pitch.

For those that have never set foot in Molineux the results are everything.
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The result is everything for the eleven on the pitch and the coaching staff as well

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Ugghhh i can remember the days not very long ago where us overseas fans had to scratch around for a live stream anywhere and being lucky once every four or five games while now its rare where we can't get to see the game and even the club recognizes the value of the foreign fanbase and offers us games

comment by Gareth (U1145)

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by 🏆 🏆 🏆 Keep It Greasy 🏆 🏆 🏆So It'll Go Down Easy (U1396)
posted 2 days, 23 hours ago
comment by Gareth (U1145)
posted 5 minutes ago

Gem’s prediction: 2-1

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You normally put the home team's score first when doing score predictions
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