Manchester United have named their team to face Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon.
After the adrenalin around the club following the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to do without the greatest player in the world as he selects his team to play at Molineux.
The big question mark was over the selection of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho. Sancho has made two substitute appearances, while Varane watched the entire game at Southampton from the bench – the draw last week has quickened United fan’s demands to see both in the starting line up.
“Both Raphael and Jadon have had a little bit of a delayed start to their pre-season with illness for Jadon and waiting for the visa and the quarantine for Rapha, but they’ve trained well this week,” Solskjaer told MUTV.
“Every week is important early on, every training session is important. It’s like, last season, we had Carabao Cup games early on and everyone got game-time. Now it’s difficult with seven or eight days in between. You still want to spread it around a little bit and get the squad going because we know we need everyone, but it’s not as easy as that. So training has been important and it’s been good.”
Solskjaer gave an update on Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford and Dean Henderson, none of whom are available today.
“We tried to manage him [Scott] and he worked really hard to get fit without surgery, but it wasn’t possible in the end,” Ole said. “Marcus, of course, is still rehabbing. He’s out on the grass running, so that looks good. But he’s still a few weeks away from training with the team. Alex is working hard and Dean has started on the grass after the effect of COVID so we’ve got those four that we’re trying to get back.”
Wan-Bissaka Varane Maguire Shaw
Sancho Fernandes James