Probable Team Lineups: Wolves v Manchester United
Here we go again. The worst pain has clanged off since the last game and I’m determined to look about the upcoming game as a treat and a chance to watch quality football when unbeaten Manchester United comes to town.
But there is always a chance to take a point for the men dressed in black and gold. United has in fact played a draw in four out of six of their last away games. Something to hope for.
Actually I think we have played pretty well against the team of Sir Alex Ferguson lately. I’m a little surprised that they are top of the league and unbeaten so far this season. But – unlike many other clubs in the Prem – they have a fantastic manager who knows how to play and manage a team.
Let’s not beat about the bush but go straight to the teams for the game at Molineux. Mick McCarthy says that Zubar will play despite the late own goal he made against Bolton. I can – with a few days to the incident – understand the reasoning behind that. To leave him out would be to put the blame on him without forgiving and he may never recover as a footballer again and Mick don’t want to break him.
Stearman and Berra were fantastic against Bolton, so I believe they still will keep Craddock out of the back four. But I really hope and believe that Ward will be chosen before the nervous, not at all match-fit George Elokobi. Big George is far to slow to handle the United wingers anyway.
In the middle Nenad Milijas will surely be back. The natural order would be at the expense of Dave Jones. Will he leave Henry in? Unfortunately I believe so. Then he has the choice of Foley or Edwards and I believe Edwards will stay aswell. O’Hara is not yet fit to play from start, but hopefully he will come on at half time or at least after the hour.
The wingers are no tough choice. Jarvis and Hammill did well against Bolton and they will hopefully only get stronger. And that leaves only one spot left and it will of course be Doyler that will play in the lone upfront role.
Manchester United then? I heard that their Asian winger Park is back and if he is fit after travelling he will play. Rafael is reported back after suffering a mild concussion and Fletcher will probably also figure from start.
It will be a treat to watch how Stearman and Berra will deal with Rooney and Berbatov, or will it?
These are the probable teams at Molineux: