Continuing to build off of their impressive first pre-season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United’s opening weekend 4-0 romp over Chelsea would have only increased the mood in the Norweigan’s camp.
Also opting to spend big during the summer transfer window and breaking the £100million barrier, United’s youthful squad are enjoying a seven-match winning run across all competitions, a run that has seen them clinch summer victories over both Inter and AC Milan.
On the flip side, United are not the only side who have continued to enjoy an eye-catching summer run.
Despite only playing out a 0-0 draw in Leicestershire last weekend, Wolves’ 8-0 aggregate victory over Pyunik has moved them within touching distance of a spot in the Europa League group stage.
You will also be interested to know that with both Manchester United and Wolves bagging four goals in their last appearance, a similar result of over 3.5 goals can be found at 3/1 with Bet365.
Wolves – United’s bogey side?
After surprising many and securing a historic 7th-place finish after making a Premier League return last season, Wolves have arguably transformed into one of England’s standout performers over the past 12 months.
Securing a European finish last season, Monday’s hosts are currently pencilled in at 7/2 with SkyBet to go one step further and secure a top-six finish this time around.
Although Wolves’ European rout on Thursday may have improved the mood following their 0-0 draw against Leicester last weekend, Head Coach Nuno Espírito Santo’s was left far from pleased by VAR’s debut at the King Power.
With Leander Dendoncker having his strike disallowed upon review, Wolves’ Portuguese boss discussed his displeasure with VAR’s arrival.
“It’s not good for the atmosphere of football. The Leicester fans were celebrating the no goal. That’s not the mindset of the game. Six months ago it would’ve been a goal, so that is an issue for VAR.”
Elsewhere, many around Molineux will be more than aware of their sides most recent showings against Monday’s guests.
Securing a 2-1 win when they last met United back in April, Wolves have won back-to-back matches against the Reds on home soil and a similar result can be found at 23/10 with Bet365.
United’s confidence on the rise
Although many would have been worried by Manchester United’s end to the 2018/2019 campaign, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s camp will be soaring after their 4-0 win against Chelsea last weekend.
Despite many feeling that Sunday’s result could be slightly generous for the former champions, United’s Norwegian tactician has praised his sides summer preparations and also gave a special mention to debutant Daniel James.
Scoring United’s fourth on his debut at Old Trafford, Solskjaer said:
“I’m sure [Daniel James] will remember that for his whole life. He’s had a tough summer with his personal life as well and to start his career like this, I’m so pleased for him.”
Spending big on the likes of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the summer, the Red Devils can currently be found at 11/10 with Ladbrokes to secure a top-four finish come May.
One man who will almost certainly once again lead the line at Molineux on Monday night will be the red-hot Marcus Rashford.
Now seen to be the #1 attacking option at Old Trafford this season, the England international bagged a brace against Chelsea in his Premier League opener and is pencilled in at 9/4 with SkyBet to extend that tally in the Midlands.