Manchester United take Wolfsburg in an exciting UEFA Champions League clash on Wednesday night, 30th September.
Manchester United are on a dream run currently. After some poor performances initially in this season, the new Louis van Gaal’s army has finally gelled up well and are now marching ahead smoothly. Their win against Sunderland last weekend helped them to move at the top of the table. But they have to cautious in Europe as they had lost their opening match to PSV Eindhoven.
Wolfsburg are a strong unit and one of the best sides in Germany. Even though they got thrashed by Bayern Munich a week ago, but United should not underestimate them.
Overall we can expect a mouth-watering clash between the two powerhouses at the Old Trafford tonight.
Here is the predicted lineup for Manchester United:
Goalkeeper: David De Gea
David De Gea will be selected ahead of Sergio Romero under the United. Since this month, De Gea has made a comeback to the United squad and also signed a four-year contract extension with the club. With the Spaniard in the squad, Louis van Gaal would not have a second thought.
Defenders: Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind
The backline is likely to remain the same from Sunderland match as neither Marcos Rojo nor Luke Shaw is available. Matteo Darmian will start as a left-back with Antonio Valencia on the right.
Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Memphis Depay
The midfield setup will more or less remain the same which started against Sunderland last weekend. The only notable change will be the inclusion of Michael Carrick in place of Morgan Schneiderlin. Though, the French international had a fair outing in the Premier League, Louis van Gaal generally rotates his midfield setup.
Striker: Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial will be starting as the front striker. The youth sensation is in tantalizing form this season and has already scored four goals. Manchester United will heavily bank on Anthony Martial.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg are strong unit several quality names associated with the club. We expect them to fight hard, but the kind of form Manchester United are in we predict a narrow win for the Red Devils.