Manchester United in crisis? What crisis? Jose Mourinho’s men have won their last three games on the spin, as the overall outlook feels far more positive than it did after getting tonked 3-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur.
Next up, a home game against an immensely talented Wolverhampton Wanderers team. Make no mistake, this will be a tough, tight fixture even though we’re playing at home. Our confidence that we’re carrying into the match could be hugely important.
Before that, though, the manager has some tough team news decisions to make. Diogo Dalot played well on Wednesday, but has he done enough to start?
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Luke Shaw’s over his concussion and back to full fitness. It’d be just plain cruel to drop him in favour of Ashley Young at this point. On the opposite side, a fully rested Antonio Valencia will start. Unfortunately for Dalot, he’ll have to wait until United’s game against Derby County in the week. Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling is seemingly our best defensive partnership at the moment, that has to continue.
Marouane Fellaini got a rest in Switzerland – only coming on as a second-half substitute. He’ll play at the base of the midfield in Nemanja Matic’s absence (suspended). Fred will start, with Paul Pogba making up the trio. We’ll need the Frenchman to be at his brilliant best.
Romelu Lukaku will continue to start as the main striker, however, his support cast will change. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will drop back to the bench, with Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez coming back into the mix.