The team Nuno fielded last night was the XI he should have gone with at Burnley.
There was a better shape and more purpose to our approach.
You could see, even with Spurs putting every player behind the ball, the rotation of Podence, Neto and Traore was causing them problems.
And Fabio gave us a focal point, even when fluffing his lines.
It would be courageous to go to Old Trafford and play the same way against a side who most definitely won’t park the bus.
I don’t think anyone symbolises the topsy-turvy nature of the Premier League quite like Utd.
One week Ole is on the verge of the sack, the next they’re shaping up as title challengers.
What you can’t dispute is that they’re easier on the eye than they were under Mourinho and carry a huge amount of threat going forward. Only Liverpool have scored more.
Most of their success has come away from Old Trafford though and a home record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats on their own patch is remarkably bad for a team with such lofty aspirations.
They’re undoubtedly a side who like the opposition to come onto them and struggle more when teams sit deep and defend their territory.
Victor Lindelöf and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could both miss this match which might give them a headache at right-back.
Marcus Rashford has a minor shoulder injury but is still likely to play unless Soljskaer decides to rotate.
With injuries piling up and such a ridiculously quick turnaround, I have no idea what shape or personnel we’ll see at Old Trafford.
Assuming we’re dealing with the same group of players, we could go with a back three and bring Kilman into the side if we wanted to be more defence-minded.
Otasowie or Vitinha might be considered in midfield if an extra body is needed there or rotation required.
It’s to their credit that the team continues to compete against top sides without Boly, Dendoncker, Jonny and Jimenez who’ve all been integral to past success.
Last time out
A drab 0-0 was played out last season in this fixture with both teams content enough with the point. There were also a couple of uninspiring FA cup games with Man Utd eventually edging through by the odd goal.
Earlier in the season, a more exciting contest at Molineux saw the spoils shared thanks to Ruben Neves’ curler and a Rui Patricio penalty save from Paul Pogba.
Well done to Woodend wolf, theDOOGooder, Mosman Wolf, Lord Twix, Border Wolf, Matt Cook, Liz, Martin1957, Cannock Wolf and me for all correctly forecasting the 1-1 draw with Spurs.
Liz takes the outright lead in the overall PL table at the end of Gameweek 15 so extra pat on the back for her.
As always if you’d like to join in, simply leave your prediction for this game in the comment section below, which is where you’ll find my best guess.
Up The Wolves!
There’s enough in this Wolves side to suggest we could do something here, but I think that extra day and a half of rest for Utd will tip the scales in their favour.
If we’re able to quell their attacking threat, we can definitely get after them at the other end and create chances, but will we take enough of those chances? And can we restrict them to a 0 or 1? I’m dubious.
Regardless of what happens here, the most jarring part of December is the return of zero points from Villa and Burnley when even a couple of draws would have left us well placed.
Let’s hope that the positivity from finishing the Spurs game on a high helps overcome the fatigue element (I’m sure our back room team will have been preparing for this thoroughly). I’m assuming neither Donk or Boly are fit so I’d go with the same back four if Marcal is okay but I’d bring in Otasawie for Podence to bolster the midfield and help screen the back four as United play with a number 10 and this would help Neves so he doesn’t have to focus on defending/watching Fernandes for 90 minutes. Podence can produce moments of magic but his tendency to give the ball away could be a problem as United are like us last season – better on the counter attack. Let’s build on last night and make their home record 2-2-4! COYW
Almost agree…. I don’t see us getting the goal though 🙁
(Mind you I’ve been wrong all season)
Should be interesting but play like last night and should be enough
Hoping that Marcel is fit, we will need his cool head tomorrow. One day we will convert more of our chances and if we are to get a result, this match is the one to do it. Man U offer a major threat, particularly with Fernandez and Neves will need to reproduce his form against Spurs to subdue him. Can’t predict a loss, so same again.
Man Utd 3
The manks new tactic is to hit you hard from the off get one or maybe two then settle.
Deal with it two ways, sit tight and defend for your life or use the space behind to grab one yourself.
A run away traore may come up trumps as he would skin the donkey at the back.
If we decide to sit out the bombardment and succeed watch out for the secret weapon at the end cannelloni or whatever he’s called.
I wish we had him at the moment !
See a draw here as we’ve stepped up a gear again and they ain’t as good as they think they are .
And there is the conundrum. Go four at the back and take the fight to them or play three and try for the cagey cancellation achieved last year.
Playing four means playing into United’s hands, but we haven’t really delivered a good performance with three for quite a while.
After Burnley I now think four at the back gets our best players on the pitch. I also now believe that change and growth will only be achieved by playing the same offensive formation regardless of the opposition.
So, fully expecting a loss and desperate to remain competitive I think this is a pain barrier we have to pass through. But hoping the score is kinder than the 2-6 achieved by Leeds.
we need 3points as a must to keep close to liverpool.but our defence has to be serious 2mrw night against wolves,any mistake will be bad for man utd and cavani should start that game ahead ov martial.
With the injuries we have got at the moment making any changes will almost be impossible so it’s the same 11 for me if Marcal is available which will be a big ask with a 48 hour turnaround. This should be an open game as United play on the front foot and we are better going forward in the 4-2-3-1 system.
If we play 3 at the back we will still be under pressure from an in form Manc team so we might as well go 4 at the back and take the game to them. It could be a “death or glory” night but I would rather see that than see us defending for the whole game and losing to a jammy deflected goal or a dodgy penalty.
As ever, I am hoping for a win but I think that the extra day of rest will be a huge advantage to Utd.
Once again were playing a team that has had 24 hours rest more than Wolves just like last season with Man City then Liverpool but still think we might get some thing 2-1 for Wolves
I think to win this game we really need to get ahead in the 1st half. Hope we go 4 at the back again as I think this is the future in terms of improvement.
Last night’s performance will have lifted our boys spirits tremendously, coupled with the weirdness of this season, Villa getting 7 against Liverfool, the shit drawing up at Anfield etc. etc.
But some things don’t change.
We cannot beat Burnley.
Bad refs and var.
Man Utd cannot beat us in a league match.
And so it will be tomorrow, when we meet them on their muck heap.
I cannot wait to watch our dazzling speedsters give McGuire twisted blood.
How many penalties will he give away, with his arms all over our guys, and how many will be given?
Lots and none.
Playing them at OT is the epitome of top six favoritism, and we will get nothing from either the ref or var, and you can bet there will be lots of diving, tugging, tripping and niggling from that bunch of tossers.
Why is it that the better the player, the more they resort to blatant cheating?
Last night was a classic case.
Kane is a very good player, a great goalscorer, but one of the worst culprits, closely followed by his team mates.
It was good to see Matt did not fall into that category, Nuno taught him well.
Three points from OT will be a kick in the faces of the top six lovers, and a bold statement from one of the “also rans”
Still to see the best from the boys in Old Gold, and the second half of the season is something I cannot wait for, especially when fans can be allowed back into The Mol, where they will give us a huge boost.
Liverfool had them against the shit, and still couldn’t win.
So much for the mighty Kop.
Compared to the South and North Banks, and even the Billy Quiet, the Klopp is crap!
Easy 5-1 win.
Like your positivity about fans being let back into the Mol, Clive. If only.
Man Utd are very good. Away from home. At home they are mediocre apart from that blip against Leeds who gave them the space of parting red sea waves. Nuno is far from being so naive, so
Love the New name.
I see Fat Frank was complaining that Chelsea had to play the Vile and Arsenal within 48 hours. Now they’re not exactly the strongest opposition in the league are they ? Yet last year we had Liverpool and Man City and this year we have Spurs and Man Utd, both within 48 hours of each other. If any club has a right to complain it is surely us.
The Mancs appear to have come through a (seriously) dodgy patch and normally we would be looking at this one with some trepidation, but after last nights encouraging fight back I’m not expecting us to collapse.
We should be up for it and think Nuno will go for a defensive formation, hoping to hit them on the break. Adama in the middle and get Macguire to heave him over in the box.
Unfortunately I think VAR will play apart at some point. Hope Conor and Marcel recover from their respective knocks. Be close game, defend well, don’t give away silly free kicks, hit the Mancs on the break.
No reason for us not to upset them in their own back yard.
Manure are good but not invincible; very quick turnaround for us but maybe it could prove to beablessing.
Would love to beat Utd I cannot remember the last time we beat them think it was 1979 or 80 3.1
A point would be decent they are not the best at old Trafford so fingers crossed
Pretty sure Mick’s team beat them to break an unbeaten streak of theirs.
If Nuno can find a way to negate Fernandes the way we did Son and Kane last night Wolves have a good chance. But Man U have more creative talent at their disposal than Mourinho ‘s Spurs who have little beyond Son and Kane.
So expecting a tough game but if we can get at their plodding defence we can win.
Meant to say as well, Saiss’s goal shows what can be done with a whipped in corner as opposed to short corners that invariably end up with passes going backwards. More direct from set pieces please.
Too much attacking threat for us to handle but fancy us to grab one.
One of my 2-2’s has to be correct eventually
Think it will be end to end and Rui will need to be at his best
Did anyone see the article showing that Neves hasn’t scored in 2020 after taking 50-odd shots? He score our 2 here
Worried about injuries and lack of rest-time.
I’ve taken a screen shot of the latest Prediction League result.
I think that’s the first correct one I’ve got all season. We may not see its like again.
Flushed with this success, I’m going to go with the same score.
Are You? Really? When? Lol
He’s getting old, Chalkie, real old.
Of course … the Goalden Oldies come up trumps… no political bias btw…..
Well done Mark and we’ll find meeeee..
Well done. meeee
I do find Traore so frustrating.
That early run against Spurs when he cut inside and slalomed his way at speed past three or four defenders was world class and if Messi or Ronaldo had done it they’d be replaying it over and again.
Trouble is after that he reverted to type and did what he always does. Gets the ball, stands still for a few seconds and then tries to go on the outside of the defender(s). We now what he’s going to do. The defender(s) know it too.
Why doesn’t he cut inside? Why doesn’t he ever drive into the box? How often is he ever in the box? Defenders would be terrified of going near him and we’d get countless penalties. I just don’t get it.
I will go for a draw with Manure’s accomplished divers – James, Fernandes, Martial et al – getting at least one penalty.
Might be worth you reading Adama’s comments in the previous blog, Bedford.
We more than matched a good spurs side with our 4 better players sitting in the seats . This wolves side is looking more dogged and more capable as the weeks go by .
Talk about fine margins .. if silva s header had gone in wed be celebrating the birth of another messiha, and can someone enlighten me as to why playing someone’s foot instead of the ball doesn’t mean that you should get a penalty?
Watch out Ole … 2 draws , 2 wins and 4 defeats at home !
Please don’t start about contact in the box…
Spoke to Cliveyboy today … if ever that wasn’t a pen then I’m Irish or Jewish…
No , allegedly…
If it’s right for Fernandez then it’s right for us..
WOLVES 1 MAN.U 2
Blast from the past – a Mel Eves special.
Not sure how many goals Mel Eves scored for Wolves but surely one of his better efforts was at Old Trafford in February 1980. I was the only Wolves supporter in the car with 4 Man Utd supporters – only one I am able to remember was Inspector Tom Coughlan of West Midland Constabulary. I believe he was based in Willenhall. We had seats in the upper East stand (the old open Scoreboard End which was covered in 1973) with Wolves supporters (maybe 1,500) housed in the lower East Stand which was till terrace, divided into pens. Wolves fans had the middle 2 pens with those either side left empty to avoid conflict with the baying home fans who at that time were on a par with Leeds and Millwall. At the time Wolves were 10th (we finished 6th) and Man Utd were 2nd behind Liverpool (which is where they ended up).
Our seats were directly above the away fans and glory be after playing a one-two with John Richards Eves rifled a shot past Gary Bailey in the United goal. 1-0. It was a glorious moment and sent the travelling contingent into absolute ecstasy. I forgot where I was for a moment or two and leaped up in sheer joy only to be pulled back down pretty smartish by one of my travelling companions and before I had a good hiding from the lunatics at that end.
Wolves withstood a second half siege – Paul Bradshaw had a blinder if I remember correctly – and it was a joyous and raucous journey home for at least one person in a car full of miserable gits.
Same score tomorrow would do nicely
Bedfordshire Old Gold
Coincidentally BOG , the good lady and myself were there too … and in the Stretford end ….when we scored we both stood up and cheered .. only to find we were the only ones stood up…
Still 1-0 to us at the end .. so didn’t give a Sh@t…..
Brilliant Lord Twix – amazing we were at opposite ends of the dung heap.
If I had known I would have given you a wave!!
41 years ago we finished 6th but we ain’t finished that high since.
Thought this season we could have done it.
An even bigger blast from the past being an epic 3-1 victory at Old Trafford from 1973 , one of my first away matches with mates rather than parent. Four teenagers in an old Moggie 1000 , probably January as the pitch looks like a quagmire on YouTube, Hibbitt, Richards, Dougan in their prime.
You have to give credit to Nuno for building a team sprit, to concede against Chelsea and Spurs and then fight back is commendable BUT why don’t we get ahead first?
Nuno’s selection options are limited , if he wants to persist with the same front four then the sacrifice is the same back four. It’s a Christmas tree ,4-2-3-1. If everyone is fit, he may as well go with that tomorrow and stay with it until Boly and Dendoncker are available.
Scoring a goal remains the problem , we will get chances but haven’t been ruthless in the box. United will huff and puff and then one of them will fall over in the breeze to get another VAR penalty. A narrow home win will be celebrated like a cup final and Wolves will once again rue the day David Luiz committed GBH on our number 9.
Plan B , Neves blockbuster, Silva solo & Podence Panenka – UTW
Correction, it was January 1972, I just checked YouTube and recommend it
Glad you called it GBH
I have been convinced since day one after watching it dozens of times that luiz meant to take raul out of the game but i didnt think at the time it was the right thing to actually say it .
My only claim to fame is that my now deceased Grandmother worked in the same office as Young Mel Eves missus.
I’ve a letterheaded a4 size piece of paper with the wolvesfc logo from the early 70s ,signed by the players arranged by Mr Eves..Happy days.
What a great era
My prediction is based on my expectation of four points from our two seasonal games. I had thought in terms of a win v Jose’s Amazing Collapsing Men, but yesterday’s result means that the win will have to come at Old Trafford, a prospect which doesn’t worry me too much – nothing is ruled out in this Twighlight Zone of a season.
Fabio has improved to the point of being in the right place at the right time. It’s a small step from there to scoring regularly. Where better to take that one small step than Old Trafford?
Come on Fabio, you can do it!
So, on to Man U. Only seems like yesterday we were looking forward to a game against Spurs.
For Man U, see Wolverhampton Wanderers, when they go a goal down their heads do drop a little, but as seen last night we seem to be getting a handle on that one are fighting back, so who knows which Wolves will turn up tomorrow.
We are hearing nothing from the club on the injury status, I’m hoping Nuno is playing TicTac’s with Ole, so I expect to see maybe Donk or Boly back, both would be nice.
Hoping for an entertaining game with Wolves snatching it, but as long as it’s entertaining I will be happy.
Man U 0
Wolves 3 Podence, Neto, Boly.
Fabio although better against Spurs is not our answer ,has a lot to learn and is no where near ready for this standard , we have no alternative at the moment but roll
on Jan , when he will be quickly replaced hopefully for a seasoned real striker !
The Man U conundrum this season is because they have a talented squad but an average manager – or at least an inexperienced one. When they do well it is either because Solskaer gets it right by accident or his squad win it despite him.
The Wolves conundrum is that we have a talented manager but now lack a clinical finisher. This combination makes for a tight affair in my view. So I am tempted to predict it as scoreless.
Just recently Man U do some to have gotten it together somewhat however, with both Cavani and Fernandes showing that they can win matches almost single handedly, and Rashford looking deadly in front of goal.
Hopefully Nuno will have answers but I fear they will take their chances better than us.
When the game starts the score might as well be Wolves 0 Man U 1, as they ALWAYS seem to get awarded a penalty for every home game, earned or otherwise, with or without VAR! It is ingrained in referees since Fergie, and a mandatory award every home game!
Notwithstanding, we should start with 4 at the back as I agree with the earlier comment that our best team can start, but this being the second game in 48 hours may influence that decision.
And Tarore has to react quicker, as when he gets the ball, he has to settle, and fart around for a few seconds before he heads for the by-line, but by then the other team have regained their shape and the initiative is lost.
Cautiously optimistic about this game but Wolves expended an awful lot of energy yesterday, and not sure if their legs will carry them for 90 minutes. Perhaps we should score two quick goals, give Man U their automatic penalty, and then park the bus and frustrate the life out of them!
Totally agree Saint. Top man.
I don’t entirely agree re Traore St Kitts. His ability to stop and wait draws players on to him leaving space behind. Trouble is there’s no one to get on the end of the deliveries.
I saw an advert in our local paper the other day featuring IKEA. Amongst the splendid items featured was a large rectangular fitted wardrobe. It reminded me of Harry Maguire’s head. It is amazing how many things do look like Harry McGuire. I remember a visit to Dudley Zoo and there was a vicious looking tropical fish with a large square head. It kept head butting the glass. I immediately thought ‘ Flipping eck. That tropical fish looks like Harry McGuire’. Well tomorrow night Yanited might as well have a tropical fish flapping around in the back 4 . With WWFC’s fab four pronged attack making Slab Head and co. look like a bunch of Daleks off Dr Who as they clatter around going ‘exterminate’ ‘exterminate ‘ . The only thing that will be exterminated will be Utd’s goalie as he picks the ball out of his net 3 times as Adama, Dan and Fabio dance around defenders. Not even a penalty given to Utd by VAR after Fernandes falls to the ground in the centre circle then does a triple forward flip, a quadruple rollover and a slide 1cm into the penalty area can save them. As WWFC run out 3-1 winners . After the game OGS said ‘ when you have a mixture of tropical fish and Daleks in your back 4 you are always in trouble. I think we need to address our defence in the January transfer market’. Harry McGuire said ‘ it does affect your mental health when you are constantly compared to a fitted wardrobe but you just have to get on with it’. Manure 1 WWFC 3.
Ha ha ha brilliant
complete nutcase !!!!
more please .
If Marcal is out we’re starting to struggle for defenders. If that is the case I’d put Saiss at LWB and bring Kilman back in.
This means dropping Traore back to the bench which I’m not keen on as despite the hammering he’s getting on social media he manages to keep three defenders busy for most of the game. And as much as I still see Silva as one for the future I don’t see we have an option but to play him.
Sadly I don’t think we have the ability to score enough to win this.
Forget to predict result more in hope than anything else. The younger pretender to come good…?
Man U are a confidence team. And guessing whether or not they turn up with confidence is impossible. So a draw or a Man U win. Hmmm…
I see the vile managed yet again to let the nerve gas off in their opponents dressing room ,
why is it they seem to meet almost every side when they are in a mess OR is it the secret gas ????
The best place for Silva to learn is in the team, and I believe he will soon be knocking in the goals.
Great and unexpected performance against a woeful Spurs but Utd are a different prospect. They aren’t great at hone though so a repeat 1-1 for me.
With no real expectation whatsoever Wolves 2 Man U 0.
Still keeping the faith and hoping for a narrow win.
We’re playing Manure at the wrong time I think. It would have been better to play them earlier as they seem to have found their form again now.
I’m hoping we’ll give them a tough game all the same, but I fear we may come up a bit short.
(PS. Guess the car)
Yes, a TR4A.
The most impressive thing about the spurs game wasn’t how good the young players looked but Neto’s corner!
What a routine that was , who’d of thought that he could just play it in to the box without a one- two and maybe a wolves player could head the ball towards the opponent’s goal ?
Ingenious I say and I can see this really catching on .
I’m almost looking forward to our first corner now to see if Neto has the cahoonas to shoo mautino away.
A tough game this one with United in good form but I think we are getting back to our stubborn best and I’m expecting both boly and dendonker to be available.
4 points from the next two to finish the year off will do and Johnny to come back in during January.
Come on you wolves
Hope Boly is back for Semedo we need a proper defender
Ar right back?
Another pooint will be an achievement
Unfortunately Man U can score multiple goals, whereas we can only do so 25% of the time (4/16 this season).
Whats the injury news on Boly &Donk( could be a new detective series!)
As mentioned we should have done playes the same team at Burnley .
I think go for it would love a win but take a draw
Boly & Donk could also be used to describe an STI.
If we play like we did for the last 89mins on Sunday we should not have any problems.
Since our return to the Premier League, we have rarely failed to surprise and delight when both seemed impossible, or improbable at least.
Not many neutrals would give us much hope in this, but that tends to spur our lads into action all the more and what seems on paper to be a difficult task to say the least, could well turn out to be a famous Old Gold victory.
Fabio continues to improve, and while he’s doing that, for me, he stays in the team. Same line up as the Spuds, barring injury, although the return to action of our two big men can’t come soon enough.
Finally, the disparity in recovery time between the two teams is a disgrace to, and degrades, the competition. The Premier League could have avoided this easily if they wanted to and one wonders about their motivation in setting our games as they have. I’m sure they must have missed that Manure would take considerable advantage from the timetable as they would surely have changed things around otherwise.
I was going to give us a 2-0 loss but, bugger it, I’ll give us a 2-1 win; it’s hard to say with both these teams although Man U are currently doing much better. I’m enjoying seeing the progress of the youngsters, and, although they have some way to go, they all seem to be getting better overall.
I like the fact that Fabio gets in to great positions and has chances; he just needs to become more clinical and I believe he will; he even looks a little stronger, but has far to go to emulate Raul. Otasowie looks a real find and I would like to see a little more of Vitinha, who seems to have something to offer.
I’m fully accepting the up and down performances in a time of change and injury to key players despite the Black Dog when we lose. January may offer us some respite with a little luck, so here’s hoping. It is also nice to see some return to form from Neves, which will be important during this time.
They are not invincible and I believe we can sneak it.
Thanks for the pat on the back btw?
I’ve got a horrible feeling that with the way things are heading, this season will get postponed. And on that note, I can’t see us getting anything from this one. It’s being so cheerful as keeps me going…
Another draw will do me.
Traore to score.
Seems if I predict a draw then don’t lose so I’ll carry on with that. Hoping that Marcal & Coady are both ok after knocks Sunday, if the others are fit then even better.
Suspect the usual will happen, those in red will constantly fall over in the box until they get a penalty &/or VAR rules in their favour. Also the extra 24 hours rest will be to their benefit.
Tough game to predict (as is every Wolves game). I am going for a 1-1 draw.
I noticed Spurs had Son up on the halfway line when they were defending a corner. I mentioned this before, but why shouldn’t we have Traore or Neto (or both) doing the same. I think any opposition would rather have them covered than risk extra bodies in the penalty area and leaving them run riot should the ball be cleared. Would love to see that happening (please pass on to Nuno. 🙂
They’ve looked lethal going forward with Cavani up top. Tough game.
Inconsistency – the most consistent thing this season – for all teams (except Blades – consistently not scoring or winning) and for reffing decisions.
Agree with the concerns about VAR, penalty for Yanited, the gap between games, and diving (just don’t do it – although refs missing fouls can make it tempting).
If Traore plays he should be given freedom to roam, although I despair that he will ever develop a footballing brain and move into the “right place”, and certainly must run at the dodgy defence.
I’m sticking with my 2-1 to Wolves (but will ALWAYS hope for a Clive).
BTW FWIW my first visits to OT were ’67 and ’69 (Boxing Day in both cases) with my late Dad. His Stockport-based firm had season tickets to OT to treat customers, which no one wanted to use at that time of the year(!) so we went. I was impressed by the ground – no pillars. Dad used to pay a local kid to watch the car.
Tough one to get a feel for. I’ll go with the usual and keep my fingers crossed.
Just an observation..
Wolves are reported to be interested in Diego Costa.
Atletico Madrid have today cancelled Diego Costa’s contract..
In a friggin’ heartbeat.
Put the fear of dog into Prem defenses, mad bastard that he is!!
Can’t get a prediction right this season. Hoping to carry on.
Me too Adrian!
Hope I’m wrong.
Sky have announced that Athletico Madrid have parted company with Diego Costa- I can dream.
Me too, that looks quite possible, seems ideal. while Fabio develops and Raul recovers.
I think his wage demands are going to be too high. We seem to have a limit of 100,000/ week.
And it’s Diego, not Diogo!!!
Don’t sign the wrong one Jeff- Diogo is the goalie, I believe?
Never a easy place to go manure,
If we can play like we did against Spurs we have a good chance of getting something,Should be a pretty much open game, if we can take our chances and get our shooting boots on we should come away with a win.?
Agree that if we can replicate the form against Spurs and improve it slightly against Manure , we should be fine. It will be a tight game but I think we will nick it !
Spurs sat back and United won’t.
I’m struggling to see us snagging anything from this one.
Semedo the target? he looked better against Spurs but wasn’t attacked.
The games are coming thick and fast.
How come Man Utd get 80 hours “rest” between games, while Wolves get 48 hours? This game could easily have been played tomorrow or Thursday.
That said, I hope we go with the same team. I would only consider one change. Dendoncker in if he is fit, or Otasowie in if he isn’t. I just feel we need more impetus going forward.
Hopeful of a result tonight. Neto to run riot and Silva to to score a worldly. Don’t want much do I?
Happy New Year folks.
Fabio scoring from open play in the Stretford End at 63 minutes. After Neto has opened for us in the first half…and Adama getting a pen….GEW on then!
Saiss is excellent in the air and justifies selection for that alone, an underrated
player who if he could stop the silly fouls , would be a shoe in for me! If you are going to clatter a player wait for your chance when it won’t result in a dangerous
free kick !
Would play Traore up front ahead of Silva who is not ready yet !
Let’s rack up some points in case the season is halted soon due to the increase in the virus.
You never know what ideas they are going to come up with.
Fantastic goal by Albion. Into their own net!
Now 0-4. Fancy appointing a Wolves diehard as your manager!
Calling Agent Sam. After your telling off after that point at Anfield it is good to see your performance back on track.
Don’t think we’ll have enough to really trouble them
Hard to predict a defeat … but with just 48 to recover against 2 tough opponents won’t be easy.
That’s a YOUNG line-up.
It’s like Nuno is sending a message to the Premier League scheduling guys without actually complaining out loud.
It’s Official then, Diego it is then.
thats very naughty !
This will be interesting…
Gone for speed and youth against a very mobile utd side so this will go one of two ways !
As i have said already this game wont determine our season but looking at that line up it could well determine our future.
cant wait .
Refs group chat ……
“Who you got tonight ? “
“What time you giving a penalty?“
“ Late on,make them suffer”
“ Who they playing?”
“ Great stuff, I’m on VAR so fuck Wolves & Nuno the moaning bastard”
“Want me to get you a shirt ?”
“ Cavani please pal ?”
Called it ! Traore up front with Neto !
Only option !
We desperately need reinforcements. The starting eleven looks very lightweight.
I hate to predict a loss but can’t see anything else after such a quick turnaround – and United having
…..a full day and a half to recover.
Said nearly scored off a free kick then we take a short corner…….why..?
Don’t understand Neto being taken off……Adama done nothing all game just walking round the pitch not even attempting to track back.
He is a liability whew are playing with ten men against Utd.
He’s just not interested why Carnot Nuno see that.
jammy f#####g manc wa#####rs
Time to cash in on Traore ! As per previous blog Saiss MOM ! As per previous blog Traore played up front !! Too good for this blog ?
do us a favour and stop talking like a t##t
Absolutely proud of the lads tonight. Deserved a point. All the f**king experts who know everything can f**k off.
I don’t believe it, take Neto off and leaves that useless lump of lard on.
Really pissed off now.
If he’s desperate to leave, then let him go, thanks for what you did, but we need to move on.
Gutted… On Traore thought he had a good game.Enough said.
what the fuck was that……first half break out then get to Utds box and pass it backwards…..then sideways then backwards.
We have critised teams for parking the bus but that what our game plane was…..he took Neto off our best attacking player shades of Jota v Watford Semi final.
Silva on late….bollocks utter bollocks had no intention of trying to win this game.
And for those who say we have a lot of injuries…..who wanted a small squad who agreed with all the signing of kids at least that’s what we are told to believe.
That first half we broke and had the ball in wide areas but no one in the box so we had to past it backwards.
Siais had a chance at a free kick we get a corner the we fuck about going short.
Really pissed off about the result because we are playing as if we are in a relegation battle. And we might be if we carry on like this.
15 goals in 16 game that says it all about our attacking options and approach to games.
Do you really think Manure deserved to win that? I don’t.
Too many sherbets.
So you thought Man utd were better and deserved the win?
Relax – it was a lucky deflection.
Considering how we played with so many 18-20 year olds, we should be somewhat happy. Nuno probably wasn’t expecting this close of a game.
completely agree tim it was pure luck media now fawning over rashford
utd had three decent goes at goal all game we had better chances than they did
very tactical game and we worked harder the kids were fantastic
shouldnt be too downhearted after being beaten by a fluke shot
bollocks to man utd lets stuff em at the mol
It’s not wether I think Utd deserved to win the game…….we set up not to lose the game that’s my point.
Best form of defence is attack…….we just let Utd come on to us it was bound to end the way it did when you are defending most of the game.
Why take Neto off if Nuno was not thinking of defending a 0 .0 why do we play every first half like we just need to get to half time 0.0 then we can see if we can nick it 2nd half we are a 45 minute team.
It come back to Nuno we have scored 15 goal in 16 games that’s relegation form.
The football shite to watch sideways backwards passes that’s possession football aright but that’s defensive football also.
Shite absolute shite….we approach games now with a must not lose mentality instead of we can win mentality and that’s down to one man.
Shite…..utter shite Utd were not even that good but we played a game of averages and they got there goal.
With all due respect Paul..
That is utter bollox!!!!!
Your right Twix…….the whole set up is.
Way, way too many sherbets.
“Earth to Paul, Earth to Paul.”
It’s theDOOGooder here, not Twix.
Its quite obvious paul that the finer points of top class football pass you by and man utd are indeed a very very good side and we held them very very well for 93 minutes only failing by the most unfortunate of lucky goals at the death.
Gung ho football is not an option when at old trafford unless you would want us to end up like the albion did tonight
That was a tremendous performance of technical and physical merit performed by a totally new side that we will probably see again in the not too distant future.
Winning every game is not something we are yet ready to do and i am certain your impatience and distain for nuno and his ways will be proven to be substantially wrong.
I will second mr do-gooders’ words and state that i consider your comments a load of bollocks