Wolves Threaten Man Utd: Bruno Fernandes problem emerges

Wolves Threaten Man Utd: Bruno Fernandes problem emerges

Monday night at Old Trafford, Manchester United has a Bruno Fernandes problem as Wolves prepare to close up shop.

Marcus Rashford may need to start the season swiftly for Manchester United to avoid disappointment against Wolves on Monday.

Erik ten Hag’s squad opens their Premier League season at Old Trafford against Wolves, but there are persistent concerns about the Dutchman’s attack.

Rasmus Hojlund has concluded a £72 million transfer from Atalanta to Manchester United to alleviate Marcus Rashford’s scoring burden.

The 20-year-old will miss the first few weeks of his first season in England as he recovers from a preseason back injury sustained with Atalanta.

With Anthony Martial’s fitness uncertain, Ten Hag has Rashford, Antony, Jadon Sancho, and Alejandro Garnacho to choose from in his front three.

Last season, Antony, Sancho, and Garnacho scored 20 goals in all competitions, fewer than Rashford’s career-high 30.

Ten Hag needed Bruno Fernandes to contribute 14 goals in addition to his 13 assists in order for United to finish in third place and win the Carabao Cup.

Nevertheless, his track record against Wolves suggests that United may lack an offensive threat in their Old Trafford opener.

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Six times, Bruno Fernandes has encountered Wolves without scoring a goal.

United’s Fernandes scored in his last three appearances, capping off the season with a flourish.

However, the Red Devils captain has encountered West Ham United ten times more than Wolves six times without scoring.

Given that Ten Hag will be anxious to begin his second season as manager with a statement victory against a club in disarray, Fernandes’ jinx may be cause for concern.

Gary O’Neil, the former manager of AFC Bournemouth, replaced Julen Lopetegui as head coach of the Wolves with only days remaining in preseason.

The Wolves are anticipated to shut down United, which could be problematic given their lack of offensive threat.

Tonight begins Man United’s season.

After breaking through last season, Garnacho is expected to play a larger role, which will increase goal-scoring efficiency.

However, Antony and Sancho face a challenging year.

Antony has shown early promise since his £85 million transfer from Ajax last summer, scoring eight goals and contributing three assists. However, these numbers must increase for him to be worth the price tag.

Sancho is entering his third season at Old Trafford and has yet to demonstrate the form that prompted Manchester United to spend £72 million to acquire him in 2021.

Monday would be an ideal opportunity to demonstrate that the 2023/24 season will not be another Rashford showcase.

Wolves Threaten Man Utd: Bruno Fernandes problem emerges

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