Wolverhampton will face Manchester United at Molineux Stadium, in Wolverhampton, in FA Cup – Quarter-final. Wolverhampton against Manchester United is always the match with big interest after their last matches in Premier League. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
This season Wolverhampton is playing very confident football under Nuno Espírito Santo. At home, Wolves won 5 of 6 last matches in different competitions. They scored 15 goals and conceded 7, moreover, played 2 games by a clean sheet. In Premier League they already lost their chances to fight for European cups. They have already 13 points between 6th place Chelsea. The second half of the season looks much better than first for Wolverhampton. Previously in FA Cup, the Wolves won against Shrewsbury in 1/16 Final and surprisingly kicked off Liverpool in 1/32 Finale.
All squad players are fit and ready to fight one of the strongest teams in Premier League, especially now, when they are showing very confident and great football.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are strong at counter-attacks, creating scoring chances, aerial duels and stealing the ball from the opposition. However, they are facing troubles at avoiding fouling in the dangerous areas, defending against long shots and set pieces. Very likely, that hosts will take lots of shots, attack down the right flank and will play aggressively to control the course of the game.
Manchester United is playing strongly last weeks in all competitions. In FA Cup they kicked off the Chelsea, then they made a comeback with almost reserve team against Paris SG in Champions League after losing 2:0 in the first round. After these hard-working games, they lost in the equal game to Arsenal in Premier League. That was the first away lost game under Ole Solskjaer. Even after this important game, they saved the 5th position. But of course, in the future, there will be 8 very tough and decisive matches, in which participants of the Euro Cups will be determined.
Manchester United is still suffering from the lack of wealth of the main players from injuries. Of course, this is a chance for the younger generation, but at the end of the season, for the club, it is very important that the experienced footballers should play at the highest level and win matches.
The Red Devils this season are strong at shooting from direct free-kicks, creating chances through individual skill and coming back from losing positions. However, they are facing troubles at defending against attacks down the wing and stopping opponents from creating chances. Very likely that United will try to play possessional football, play by short passes and counter-attack very often.
Last time Manchester United played Wolves at Old Trafford and they have drawn game by 1:1 result. Manchester controlled the game by 64% of possession, however, Wolverhampton was strong at counter attacks and skilful players showed their abilities by shooting more accurate than the hosts. The first eleven of guest will be almost the same, however, Manchester will make big changes due to injuries.
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