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!