Wolves vs Manchester United: Key battles that could determine the winner
Wolves vs Manchester United: Key battles that could determine the winner

Wolves vs Manchester United: Key battles that could determine the winner

Manchester United will travel to a familiar ground when they play Wolves on Monday night in an English Premier League clash at the Molineux Stadium. 

The Red Devils will hope to continue with their winning ways, having comfortably beaten Chelsea in the opening fixture of the new campaign. 

They will, however, be wary of a good Wolves side that beat them on two occasions last season; 2-1 identical losses in the League and the FA Cup.

Ahead of the tie, which key battles can we expect that might have a direct impact on the match results?

1. Jimenez vs Maguire/Lindelof

Jimenez has been one of the most consistent players for club and country from the past season. Coach Nuno Espírito knows he can count on the Mexican's strength and ability to shoot to get goals and eventual results.

He troubled United on the occasions they visited the grounds, and will most definitely come up against United's new signing Harry Maguire, who had a near-perfect debut, and Victor Lindelof, who's finally settling in after a troubled start. 

2.  Anthony Martial vs Bennett

Martial combined with Marcus Rashford to a great effect in their match against Chelsea, troubling the backline with quick counter-attacks. 

The two might want to play a similar inter-changing game, even though Wolves are a more solid side compared to the young Blues squad that paraded at Old Trafford. 

Martial's blistering pace will meet Ryan Bennett, who is normally deployed as one of the back-three defenders Nuno prefers.

3.  Paul Pogba vs Neves

Pogba shook off the transfer rumors surrounding his future to put in a solid performance in the opening tie against Chelsea at Old Trafford, registering two assists in the process.

He will be key for United once again, and he will come up against a seasoned Defensive midfielder in Ruben Neves. The midfield battle can easily decide the match, and both players will have a say in the proceedings. 

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