There’s not much at stake on Sunday between Manchester United and Wolves, but it’s still a game Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be trying to win to take a victory with the squad to Gdansk for the Europa League final.
You might argue it doesn’t really matter but our form this month worries me. Being out Harry Maguire against Villarreal is enough reason for concern.
The most important thing for Solskjaer is to come away from Sunday’s game without any more injuries or niggles. It’s a good opportunity for fringe players and academy stars to get minutes in the Premier League – and had we secured second spot earlier, the likes of Shola Shoretire may have got more time with the first team.
Shoretire and co have a lot of football to look forward to as they work their way towards the first team frame.
“They’ve had good seasons,” Ole said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “Both of them. Hannibal and Shola, both of them will be involved. Maybe we can get some minutes in them.”
Amad Diallo has been the main prospect since his arrival and we shouldn’t overlook Hannibal Mejbri, even if he needs to work on the petulance aspect of his game. Shoretire has been excellent with the youths this season, too.
“We want to go into the final with lots of energy but also confidence, so we will freshen up a few faces on Sunday,” added Solskjaer. “We want to enjoy it and give a few minutes to some who might need it before the final.”