We can win this.
And I’m not just talking about some kind of underdog ‘if they play badly we’ve got a sniff’ win either. I mean outplaying them.
It’s a big statement to make – especially when you consider their fixture list now includes another quarter-final against Barcelona – but that’s just how things feel right now with this team – anything is possible.
8pm on a Saturday is unconventional, to say the least, but it works to our advantage. Molineux is magic under the floodlights.
And even if they do come up short, bringing back these wonderful occasions is an achievement in itself. This feels big.
I’m always behind all the British teams in Europe so was delighted to see Utd dump PSG out of the Champions League.
When you look at the players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used to get that unlikely result it tells you their interim leader is getting more out of this group
Mourinho was doing the opposite so it’s a huge swing and every time I’ve seen them under Solskjaer they’ve looked mobile, dynamic and full of danger.
Even in defeat to Arsenal last weekend they created more than enough clear opportunities to win the game.
They were particularly impressive against Chelsea in the previous round too, sitting deep and then breaking at pace to take control of the game.
Pogba is the major threat, while Rashford, Lukaku and Martial have all gone up several gears in recent months.
I still look at their defence and feel it’s there to be got at if you can break through the midfield shield.
The away end
Some comments lifted from The Red Cafe, a popular Man Utd forum:
They’ve been excellent against the top half clubs this year, this won’t be easy at all. We need to treat this like a top 4 match. We need an energetic
Sits well for Man Utd this I think, Wolves at home will be coming at us and that makes it easier for us to counter (which is what I think we’re best at) Wolves at OT would have done what they did to Chelsea
This is going to be very tough. We need Pogba to dictate better than he did today, and Smalling is going to have to stick to Jimenez throughout.
I think Ole will pick a strong team. Its the only thing we can realistically win. Will be an hard game and
I expect a really tough game. Wolves will defend well and they have in-form attacking players, we might struggle to break them down very often. I wouldn’t be surprised if we have less clear-cut chances/opportunities here than we did against Arsenal (where we failed to score away for the first time in yonks). It’s going to be so hard to beat them here twice, as they’re our second opponents after the international break as well. It’s disappointing that Young is out of this one, as there’s an international break that he could be left out of the England squad for to get his break, but as it is he’s just going to get a game off which is OK considering he’s started about five in a row or something, including four games in 10-11 days it seems. At least we get Dalot at RB for 90 minutes.
As Solskjaer observed in his press conference, Wolves are a different beast at home and will show more adventure tomorrow than they did at Stamford Bridge.
I’m close to certain the above XI will be the team we see, with only Ryan Bennett’s place potentially up for grabs.
Romain Saiss always does a good job filling in wherever he’s asked to play and it was no different against Chelsea. It could come down to whatever qualities Nuno feels are more important for the job in hand.
The main question for me is: Can we get Jota into the game?
Whenever he’s on the ball, things tend to happen and if he’s involved, there stands a very strong chance that Jimenez will be too.
No Prediction League points in the cup so just for a
But they’ve got injuries, suspensions and other priorities that could make them vulnerable if Wolves really perform, which I’m confident they will with the crowd behind them.
Get the first goal and it’s there for the taking. 2-1 and Wembley here we come. Bring it home lads.
Up The Wolves!