Manchester United will be wanting to regain momentum in the English Premier League when they take on winless Wolves this Sunday.
Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba provided four assists as United kickstarted their Premier League with a 5-1 win over Leeds, but the Red Devils were then held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Southampton last weekend.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team finished a distant second to Manchester City in the Premier League last season, with their campaign particularly underdone by a poor record at Old Trafford.
However, Mason Greenwood’s second half equaliser against Southampton last Sunday took United’s unbeaten Premier League away run to 27 matches, equalling the English top-flight record.
United will be determined to maintain that fine away record when they head to the Molineux Stadium this weekend, but will be without star performer Scott McTominay, who has undergone groin surgery.
“Having tried all other treatment options in pre-season, surgery was deemed necessary to resolve the issue,’ a club statement read. “We hope to have him back soon.”
Although there is an upcoming international break, United have three league games to look forward to in September – against Newcastle United, West Ham United and Aston Villa.
It’s a sequence of fixtures where United will be determined to lay the foundation for a memorable Premier League campaign, while viewing this Sunday’s clash against Wolves as another must-win encounter in order to put other title rivals on high alert.
Last season, United emerged victorious in both clashes against Wolves, who have started this season with two 1-0 defeats against Leicester and Tottenham.
Meanwhile, this weekend’s fixture will play out against the backdrop of a nightmare scenario for United supporters, with reports suggesting Cristiano Ronaldo is closing in on a dramatic move to Manchester City.