Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sevilla are about to face off for a chance to play Manchester United, but which opponent would United prefer?
At the knockout stages of a major European tournament, there are no easy opponents. In the quarter-finals, FC Copenhagen proved a tougher task than anyone expected for Manchester United.
Either way, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are into the semi-finals waiting for the winner of Wolves and Sevilla.
But the question is if the Red Devils could pick an opponent who would it be?
What about Wolves?
Wolves are fellow a Premier League and an opponent that Solskjaer and company know well. Although that may not be such a good thing.
The two clubs have met seven times over the last two seasons since the West Midlands side retuned to the English top flight. Four times in the league and twice in the cup, of which Nuno Espirito Santos ‘ side has won two drawn four and lost only once.
Having said that recent form has United losing only one game since the return to action from COVID-19 lockdown and scoring goals freely for the most part. Whereas Wolves have been far less convincing and also lost three times.
What about Sevilla?
The Spanish side are the kings of this tournament, with them having won it five times. Worse still for United, they have faced off twice in their history and never come off on the winning side against Julen Lopitegui’s men.
The Spaniards have won one and drawn one against the Red Devils.
Either way, whoever comes out on top and faces United it will be a big ask for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. Although the bookies have them as one of the favorites to win the whole thing. Odds Checker is pricing them at 9 to 5.
What do you think?
One thing is for certain, any die-hard United fan will want to make it to the final and thump Inter Milan. The plan would be to hand out a beating to Sanchez and his sidekick Lukaku in the final, so they can see them cry their way up to collect their runners up medal.
Solskjaer saw European glory as a player, can he do it as a manager too?