Manchester United v Wolves
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 10th December; 1500 KO
Sir Alex Ferguson faces a striking conundrum going into the game against Wolves, with Dimitar Berbatov, Javier Hernandez and Michael Owen all currently out of action.
Midfield is also proving an issue for Ferguson with Anderson and Tom Cleverley both injured, while Nemanja Vidic is out for the season after picking up a cruciate knee ligament injury in United’s disastrous defeat against Basel.
For Wolves, Karl Henry should start having completed a one-match ban, but Jody Craddock is a doubt with a hamstring complaint.
Welbeck raring to go against Wolves
Danny Welbeck is confident Manchester United won’t still be feeling the effects of their disastrous Champions League exit when they play hosts to Wolves on Saturday.
The young striker was a substitute for the 2-1 defeat against Basel that sent the Red Devils spiraling into the Europa League on Wednesday, but the young striker was adamant that despite being disapoointed with events during the week, it won’t effect their performance on Saturday.
“We’re really disappointed to be out of the Champions League – Manchester United are expected to qualify and we haven’t. We all know that and we know we need to put things right,” he told ManUtd.com.
“Our aim is always to win every single game. Unfortunately on Wednesday it didn’t happen, but we’ll be raring to go on Saturday and we’ve got the right mentality to come through this.
“You have to turn the situation into a positive. It’s tough but we don’t want to dwell on it. We have to move forward and the best way to do that is to learn from it and try and get better as a team.
“We trained well on Friday and everyone is looking forward to getting out there against Wolves.” He added.
Welbeck should be called upon to start against Wolves as Sir Alex Ferguson struggles to come to terms with his injury problems up front.
With Javier Hernandez out injured alongside Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov a doubt, Welbeck will likely join Rooney in attack despite his limited game time since picking up a knock while on International duty with England in November.