Manchester United can end a solid 2020 in the top four and just a few points off the top of the Premier League table with a win over Wolves on Tuesday night.
Despite losing three semi-finals, the Red Devils have enjoyed a relatively successful calendar year and started the 2020/21 season with flying colors, just five points behind league leaders Liverpool, albeit the Champions League campaign of the club ended in an extremely disappointing end. with a group phase output.
For now though, it’s one game at a time. Wolves have drawn three times against United in their last four meetings and Nuno Espirito Santo’s men will prove nothing when they visit Old Trafford as they plan to end 2020 in the top half of the table.
With that in mind, here’s how United could line up.
David de Gea (GK) – The Spaniard has improved his game since Dean Henderson returned from loan at the start of the season. Still no return to his best, but getting there and still number one.
Axel Tuanzebe (RB) – United’s decision to do without Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s backup has finally come to haunt them. Wan-Bissaka is currently treating an injury, so Axel Tuanzebe will replace the post.
Eric Bailly (CB) – With Marcos Rojo out of the picture these days, Eric Bailly is United’s resident loose cannon, but he admittedly gets the job done with more skill. Now back in shape and with Victor Lindelof injured, it is the chance for the Ivorian to claim.
Harry Maguire (CB) – The captain has played every minute of Premier League football for United this season. For the price, you can’t blame Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for wanting to get what he paid for.
Alex Telles (LB) – While his defensive work might not be enough up to the level required at times, Telles has largely been a hit for the Red Devils so far and offers a lot more offense than Luke Shaw.
Fred (DM) – The Brazilian has become a regular feature of Solskjaer’s usual starting XI. While not the most technically sound, his work in breaking down opposition cannot go unnoticed. Large machine gear.
Scott McTominay (DM) – McTominay is the man who partners with Fred these days. A small and big combo at the base of the midfielder, it’s a partnership that has proven to be more successful than people think.
Bruno Fernandes (AM) – He made his debut the last time Wolves visited Old Trafford in the Premier League. 31 goal contributions later, Bruno Fernandes is the first name on the team sheet.
Mason Greenwood (RW) – United’s lack of a natural striker means Mason Greenwood will continue to occupy the role by default. It’s a waste of his talent, frankly, but makes him play consistently at the highest level.
Edinson Cavani (ST) – The veteran Uruguayan has been a success for United in rotation, but it’s time to start giving him a steady run to the side to put his talent and experience to good use. Cavani could be a key inclusion against Wolves.
Marcus Rashford (LW) – Scored a goal at Leicester but, truth be told, could have gone with the match ball. Rashford is currently in a hot form streak and must continue it against tough opposition to Wolves.