Manchester United’s failure to breakdown Wolves on Saturday was equally predictable and frustrating.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played Nuno Espirito Santo’s side six times since being appointed permanent manager, with United only managing to score three goals in those matches.
The lack of invention in attacking play from the coaching staff is concerning and it almost seems that it is conceded that United will struggle when they come up against Wolves.
United’s issue of failing to score goals is not just prevalent against Wolves but a number of sides in the Premier League. But it is a side like Wolves that most exposes the lack of attacking ideas the Reds have.
Both teams are both most effective on the counter attack and Solskjaer’s side do not get these opportunities against an organised Nuno defence.
What some United fans noticed in the dull draw on Saturday was how isolated Aaron Wan-Bissaka becomes on the right-flank.
Whether it is Daniel James, Juan Mata or Mason Greenwood operating from the right, there is no natural width to help support United’s right-back.
United players drift too central clogging up the centre of the pitch leaving no options out wide for their full-backs.
Instead, Wan-Bissaka is forced to take on several players or whip in a cross from an undesirable position to create an attacking position.
Solskjaer should be targeting a natural right-winger, but in the mean time he should tell his right-sided forward to hog the touchline in order to provide more variety to the attack, and allow Wan-Bissaka a chance on the overlap.
This honestly happens 10 times a game. AWB will receive the ball in this position & there’s no RW for him to linkup with so he’s forced to go backwards.
Like I said other night, we’re the most predictable & easiest team to play against in the top 6 https://t.co/CMNctZ0MBV
— Tom (@CynicalLive) February 3, 2020