United can tame the Wolves at Old Trafford
Louis van Gaal is promoting the theory that English clubs are struggling in the Champions League on account of the Premier League being so tough.
The argument goes that every match in England’s top flight is a battle against teams with quality players whereas the top sides in countries like Spain and Germany can afford to give their star names the occasional rest against inferior opposition and are, therefore, properly prepared for the Champions League.
It’s an interesting hypothesis but the Dutchman must still be happy at how things are working out so far this season given United found themselves at the top of the table after Saturday’s win over Sunderland and arch-rivals City’s eclipse at Tottenham.
However, the Red Devils were surprisingly beaten by PSV in the Netherlands two weeks ago so can’t afford another slip-up against Wolfsburg if they want to top their Champions League section.
That said, Dieter Hicking’s side certainly shouldn’t be underestimated but United will cause them plenty of problems with the pace of Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay. With Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata pulling the strings, the two wide men have been getting behind defences and causing chaos. Either Michael Carrick or Bastian Schweinsteiger will play the holding role again to allow the front four plenty of freedom and United can outscore the Wolves of Lower Saxony to record their first victory in Group B.
We have priced up a 3-1 United win at 45/4 in our Correct Score betting.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, September 30th at Old Trafford
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