Wolves face Manchester United tomorrow in their third Premier League match of the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brings his side to Molineux fresh on the back of agreeing to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo won’t be in action at Molineux but here is a look at three questions Lage will be pondering pre-match…
Can Wolves keep the momentum going?
Playing against a rotated Nottingham Forest is very different to facing United – that goes without saying.
But Wolves can take confidence from that 4-0 midweek thumping, not least their work in front of goal.
Hopefully, it’s the case that now the first goals have gone in, Wolves will keep scoring.
The challenge for Lage is to transfer that momentum from a cup tie where Wolves were favourites to a tricky visit from one of the best sides in the country.
Can Wolves press United’s midfield?
When Nemanja Matic comes in for Scott McTominay, the tempo of United’s play drops massively.
The Scotland international is out for a month after having groin surgery, so it looks set to be Matic alongside Fred here.
That provides Wolves with an opportunity to really press the visiting midfield and force them into mistakes.
Lage’s style is all about upping the tempo and making opponents feel like they’ve really been in a game and that could pay dividends here.
Is Boly fit to play?
Willy Boly is back in training and has an outside chance of featuring here.
The big question for Lage is whether he rushes Boly back or gives him until the international break to get fitter.
Max Kilman has been outstanding this season, but Boly coming in for Romain Saiss would make Wolves a different prospect in this one.
It’s all about weighing up the risk for Lage.
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