Manchester United will face Wolves on Sunday at Molineux, having drawn with already relegated Fulham at Old Trafford during the week.
We have nothing to worry about ahead of the game, with second place secured in the Premier League, but it may well be an opportunity for fringe players to audition for the Europa League final against Villarreal.
For betting offers ahead of the final check this website — it’s made us laugh that Villarreal are priced at 4/1 in some places, despite having the advantage of more time to prepare for Wednesday (playing Real Madrid on Saturday).
The emotions of the last day
Usually, I feel a degree of sadness when we approach the final game of the same – no matter how the season has gone. It just comes with the dark realisation that football is getting locked away for another while.
The difference this season is, I don’t mind. We haven’t been able to truly enjoy this season as fans because stadiums have been empty. If this pandemic has thought me anything, it’s that football is nothing without fans.
They attempted a breakaway European Super League behind our backs and the backlash was fitting, but it should continue into next season when we can all enjoy standing with our mates and getting behind the team.
The feeling is bitter. The feeling couldn’t be worse when it comes to the club’s owners.
All eyes are on Gdansk. Sadly, I wasn’t successful in the ballot but I’ve no doubt those of you travelling to Poland next week are in for a great time.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to rotate heavily for this weekend’s Premier League clash against Wolves. He’s got a few injuries to players like Fred, Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire – so he won’t want to risk more. It’s also an audition for the likes of Mason Greenwood to ensure he starts against Villarreal – not that Anthony Martial should be anywhere near that team.
A test for United’s defence
It feels like every game is a test for our defence and I think the problem needs to be addressed not only in defence but midfield because Fred and McTominay are not a formidable duo to form a shield in front of the defence.
We are behind other Premier League teams in that department and I know some readers will argue Wolves have better options across the midfield. I’d be inclined to agree – but they haven’t got Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba? Let’s see if Solskjaer is allowed to address that in the summer.
I suspect Nemanja Matic will provide that ‘shield’ on Sunday – along with Donny van de Beek – but Axel Tuanzebe and whoever he’s partnered by will need to be on their toes.