To avoid clashing with Wolves’ gold, United have binned their red for a blue and white affair as they try to make coin out of nostalgia for the snowflake effort of 1990-91 and 1991-92. It’s so good to see Raul Jimenez back. I’ve no idea of the mental strength it takes to put yourself about after so horrific an injury, but I’m certain it’s a lot, and I’m sure he’ll be back to his old self very soon.
Hwang Hee-chan, Wolves’ new signing from Leipzig, has been introduced to the crowd – he’ll play after the international break – and here come the teams! Those you name are good players, but they don’t have Traore’s physicality.
Otherwise, United just weren’t good enough to win the league last season, and their major problem was the lack of a midfielder able to control the tempo of the game while allowing Pogba and Fernandes to create. They still don’t have that, and it cost them last week.
Sancho is on the left for United with James on the right. I’m not sure why – I think both prefer that side, but Sancho is more comfortable where he’s less comfortable.
Pogba seems to be sitting deep and next to Fred when United are defending, before bounding forward to make an extra man in attack, and as they build down the left a Shaw cross is blocked behind for a corner.
— Seth (@SethMufc60) August 29, 2021