Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Steve Bull believes that Bruno Lage’s side can exploit Manchester United’s weakness on set pieces.
The black and gold head to Old Trafford on Monday for the first match in 15 days following the postponements against Watford and Arsenal due to Covid-19 cases.
Unlike Wolves, who are the only Premier League side yet to concede from a set piece so far this season, Manchester United are yet to score from a set piece this season, despite hiring Eric Ramsay as the club’s set piece coach in the summer.
The Red Devils have conceded four Premier League goals from set pieces so far this season, whilst Lage’s side have scored five from set pieces.
The likes of Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Max Kilman will fancy their chances of causing United problems with deliveries into the Reds’ penalty area.
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Speaking ahead of the match, Bull called on Lage’s men to approach the game as if they were playing a mid-table side.
Bull was under no illusion that Manchester United had some quality players, but he urged Wolves’ current crop not give them “too much respect”, otherwise he expected United to “walk all over” us.
The 56-year-old pundit believes that Wolves’ defenders should “relish this challenge”.
Bull added: “Our defenders should relish this challenge. United use zonal marking, so if we attack the ball from set pieces we could exploit that weakness.
“Go up there with some purpose and go over the top of a player if you need to. All of our defenders are capable of scoring from a set piece.”
Manchester United have a very strong team and a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.
But we do not think that Wolves should be scared of the Red Devils.
Wolves do have the quality of players who can get the better of United and pick up all three points from the encounter.
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