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Wolves boss Nuno warns United: We are more balanced now

Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves are a more balanced team than last season as they look to make it a hat-trick of wins against Manchester United.
Wolves kick off their Premier League home campaign at a sold-out Molineux on Monday night having added Jesus Vallejo, Patrick Cutrone, Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordao as senior players this summer, while Helder Costa and Ivan Caveleiro have left. Nuno also has a more experienced Under-23s set-up, having promoted several who figured in the Asia Trophy in China.
Teenagers Dion Sanderson, Taylor Perry, Terry Taylor, Luke Cundle and Hong Wan all came on in the final against Manchester City, along with Max Kilman and Niall Ennis. All of which has led the head coach to the conviction that he has more options this term.
“I think we are balanced, more balanced,” said Nuno. “It’s a small squad, but we have the back-up of the Under-23s and we have boys to come in so it’s a big work we have in our hands.
“We saw in the Asia Trophy there are people behind we can count on. There were players of 16 years old playing against Man City. That makes us proud also. It’s good but it’s a big process. It’s a building process, not about only the squad. It’s about the club, it’s about the idea, an identity – we want to create an identity. It’s a big step for us.”
Nuno made nine changes for the FC Pyunik game in the Europa League game on Thursday. But he insists he has always made multiple changes when he felt the need.
“We always did that – from last season we played in the Carabao Cup and played 11 different players,” he said. “We have to give spaces to create real competition for the players.”