Manchester United have knocked PSG out of Champions League and now they know Barcelona will be up next in early April. However, it is a perfect time to turn attention to the FA Cup, in what will be Man United’s final match before the March international break kicks in.
Wolves are the opposition in a match that could set United on the path of another FA Cup final. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will especially want to return to winning ways after an unlucky loss to Arsenal last weekend.
Continuation Of The Cup Run
It is obvious. Manchester United are favourites to win this one and reach the FA Cup semifinal. Another run to the Wembley is what this team needs, especially in a season where fighting for trophies was never really the main expectation once the season was going in a downward spiral.
But now United are three matches from lifting a trophy and playing at home to Wolves is a really good way to make that two matches from lifting a trophy. After the Champions League run to the quarterfinal, the Devils should get the most out of cup competitions this season.
Romelu Lukaku is a major doubt for the match against Wolves. Solskjaer said the Belgian had a sore foot this week and could miss out on this match which leaves us with two young, exciting players. We would like to see Man United start with two strikers – Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. This vibrant combination would be very dangerous for every defence and with their pace and variance of movements, they could not only harm Wolves directly, but indirectly as well, opening up spaces for other players attacking from deep.
Sergio Romero Clean-Sheet
There was plenty of talk whether Sergio Romero should keep getting to play in cup matches for Man United, especially as David De Gea was getting back to his best form, but the Argentine has already proved to everyone just how good of an option he is to have.
As the best reserve goalkeeper in the league, Romero has been solid in goal for United whenever they have summoned him in the past years and that should not be any different this time. We hope for a clean-sheet, to give him even more confidence going into semifinal next month. He should also have help from a defence that keeps improving under Solskjaer.
Players Returning To Action
Ander Herrera could be back in the starting lineup after his recent injury and Jesse Lingard will be part of the matchday squad as well. It is hard to predict how much playing time each could have, but they could be a big factor in this match, whether they start on the pitch or on the bench.