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The Vital Wolves Mauling: Manchester United

The Vital Wolves Mauling: Manchester United

With the Premier League now under way, Vital Wolves will be bringing you a new feature we have entitled The Vital Wolves Mauling.

Basically it's 10 questions with an editor from the Vital website of our next opponents (clever huh?)

So this week it's Zae from Vital Manchester United.

1. What do you make of Wolves, how do you think they have faired back in the Premier League?

I guess you can be happy with your position and the points you've accumulated so far - but as I said when we talked last time, you lost several games where you should have done better (especially the games against Portsmouth and Birmingham). I watched Wolves playing at Chelsea and there was a naivety in their football which was cruelly punished. It seems though that lessons have been learned: I was seriously impressed by your defensive display at Spurs.



2. Which Wolves player has caught your eye this season?

I did not see enough Wolves games to single out someone. Milijas, Doyle and Ebanks-Blake are all capable of some really good stuff.

3. Ultimately do you think Wolves will avoid the drop?

Tough. Most of it comes down to luck and handling the pressure - there's not much between Portsmouth, Bolton, Hull, Burnley, Blackburn, West Ham and yourselves, although the Hammer probably have the best squad of the bunch. But Wolves can stay up, you're not doomed by any means.

4. What are your thoughts on how your season has gone so far?

Well, pretty much as expected. On the whole we play better football than last season but we are frustratingly inconsistent and the defending is the worst I've seen since 2004. We either win or lose, draws are not our thing this season. A pleasant surprise is the performance of Obertan, the biggest bummer is the endless succession of injuries, especially in defence.

5. What do you think will happen in your game against Wolves?

I don't think McCarthy fancies coming to Old Trafford right after a United loss - that's usually a bad time... If we score early, I can see a big scoreline coming as the team will be eager to vent their frustration on Wolves. But if Wolves hold firm for the first 15-20 minutes they can even win, as we're very vulnerable at the back. A good set-piece and the same dogged defending you demonstrated at White Hart Lane and an upset is possible, as doubts will creep into the minds of our players, with the Villa game still fresh in their memories...

6. Where will your side be come the end of the season?

Second or third in the league, hopefully we can win a domestic cup and get to the last 8 in the Champions League.

7. Will you be happy with that?

After selling Ronaldo and spending only 18M of the money? Yes, that will be acceptable although it would be nice to win the league for the fourth time in a row.

8. Who will win the Premier League? (Feel free to ignore if you answer that in Question 6)

Chelsea though they haven't been great, either. But they have the most firepower and the most balanced squad.

9. Who will go down?

Portsmouth, Bolton, Hull.

10. Final thoughts?

What else can I say? Bring on Tuesday!

Special thanks to Zae for taking the time and effort answering our questions!

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Writer:Akela
Date:Tuesday December 15 2009
Time: 10:00AM

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Cheers mate, can't wait for the game!
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15/12/2009 10:31:00
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