Merson gives prediction for Wolves vs Man Utd

Manchester United thrashed Leeds United 5-1 on the opening weekend but could only draw 1-1 with Southampton last time out.

The Red Devils will look to get back to winning ways at Wolves but pundit Paul Merson has warned it would be a dangerous game for Manchester United.

Merson said in a column for Sportskeeda: “I was a bit disappointed with Manchester United last weekend. When they made it 1-1 against Southampton, there was a feeling that they would go on to win the game.

“Funnily enough, it seems to be exactly what the players thought – before they knew it, the game drifted away and you were in injury time. They didn’t get anywhere close to scoring, as there was no urgency.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t show enough conviction for me – he replaced Fred with Scott McTominay when they needed a goal. Why not throw another attacker on and have a go like Sir Alex Ferguson used to do back in the day?

“He played it safe that day and it cost them two points, so it’s important to remember that Premier League titles are won by having a go!

“Wolves have been unlucky so far and deserved something from the game against Spurs. They’ve had around 40 shots in their last two games but didn’t manage to score, but who is to say a couple don’t go in if they do something similar against Manchester United?

“I’m not sure about Jadon Sancho but I think Raphael Varane could start this game, as his pace could be useful against the electric Adama Traore.

“This is a dangerous game for Manchester United and I expect them to drop points once again. I’m going for 1-1.”