A team capable of going to Old Trafford and picking up a defeat
Wolves face a Premier League fine and a backlash from their own supporters after sending out a second string side to play Manchester United last night. The stand-ins went down 3-0 at Old Trafford as United moved to the top of the table.
Mick McCarthy rested all 10 outfield players that had started Saturday’s victory over Tottenham, with goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann the only survivor. Two players, George Friend and Stefan Maierhofer, were making their first starts and the team averaged less than four Premier League starts each so far this season.
Wolves fans were not impressed with the line-up and let their feelings be known with chants of chants of “we want our money back”, “where is our first team” and “£40 to watch the reserves”.
McCarthy defended his decision. He said: “I played the best team available to me. The fittest, best and strongest I could pick, that hadn’t played on Saturday. That was my best team available because they were all fresh legs.
“I can understand the fans but that is my first team. I’ve got 21 players to pick from and they are all first-team players. I hope fans understand that. My decisions will be judged on whether we stay in the Premier League.”
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