Man United to be without 5 players for Wolves match

Annette Crawford
September 22, 2018

Mourinho is also set to recall captain Antonio Valencia in place of Diogo Dalot despite the teenager's impressive debut following his £19million summer move from FC Porto and knee surgery.

"I am not saying that we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collected a very acceptable number of points".

'You see the level of the teams.

"But I think we are going to be a better team". Will United be able to muscle their way to another three points or will Wolves' slick style cause them problems? They play extremely attractive football and they're well organised at the back.

The United players seem to be with Mourinho now whereas a few months ago it was all conflict. He came back to the club as a World Cup victor so maybe Mourinho thought, I will take this lad down a peg or two. "He's a very good player".


United go into the Wolves game on a run of three straight victories, conceding only one goal in the process. We know it's going to be hard but we are confident. So to get three wins from three tricky away games is a big statement.

"I think the happiness, the confidence, the self-esteem was what pushed him to play the first match nearly without training against Leicester and played a very good match".

"Yes, yes, yes. Not only me, I think a lot of managers after that achieved and got the chance to come to the Premier League because they were related to Mourinho", Nuno said with Marco Silva, Andre Villas-Boas and Carlos Carvalhal all having managed in the Premier League and all having had a link to, or friendship with, Mourinho. And often he is at his best when his back is to the wall. You see the Liverpool squad, (Manchester) City squad, Chelsea squad, Tottenham squad, Arsenal improving.

City were poor at home to Lyon, they seemed to be lacking that spark and maybe that spark usually comes from the manager on the sideline, and Pep Guardiola was not there as he had a touchline ban.

'Every player has another level to step up, ' said the manager. And that didn't happen. All of them, they can say the same thing. He's never suffered back-to-back home league defeats in his managerial career but to counter that with a bit of negativity, United have lost three of their last five Premier League ties immediately following a Champions League match.

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