Premiership Champions set to grace Molineux

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Dave Burgess
Well they don't come any bigger than the biggest club in the world.

The glitz and glamour associated with the Red Devils will be on show to the Molineux faithful but whether Alex Ferguson decides to 'rest' his star players remains to be seen.

However, with the massed media attention that the game brings our humble ground will be beamed across the world for Wolves many multi-national fans to see :-)

So the likes of Rae, Ince and Irwin will once again be able to show that they still can cut it at the highest level.

Of course with Man United playing exceptionally well so far this season it's not the best fixture for us to have given our current plight.

But having watched the Newcastle game last Sunday, they weren't the impressive outfit that we see week in week out. We know the defeat at Old Trafford was unlucky and with more composed finishing from our now departed Henri Camara, a draw wasn't beyond us.

With the title race having returned to a 3-horse race, United will see this is as a certainty to get three points and keep ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal.

As for ourselves, well we've found out how difficult it is to get any points on our travels so we have to make the most of all remaining home fixtures.

Hot on the heels of this game is Liverpool on Wednesday. The Reds have found their feet once again after having suffered stinging media criticism and will see that game as a chance to move up towards that all important 4th place.

As for realistic expectations of tomorrow, well you could say a good battling performance would give us heart. A draw would be amazing and a win, well that's a bit of a fantasy result.

We seem likely to concede goals every game, even to 'lesser' teams and we've not exactly been scoring for fun so if we, as is custom, go behind I can't see Ferdinand and O'Shea letting us back into the game.

It seems likely we'll use a 4-5-1 formation but we won't have Camara's pace so we'll have Kennedy wasting a shirt out on the left.

Blake will play on his own up front and there'll be no support as the central midfield trio try and stop Keane and Scholes from taking control of the game.

If Van the Man plays then he'll be looking to end a poorish recent scoring record so get him in your fantasy team now !!

I can see us giving Man United a game but tailing off and losing 3-1.

I'm going to enjoy seeing the biggest club in the world playing in front of me as I doubt it's going to happen again for several seasons.

Just think, this time next year it will be a team in red - Crewe!!

Enjoy the game either if you're there or via TV coverage.

Come on the Wolves!