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Match Preview: Wolverhampton vs Manchester United

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Manchester United travel to Wolverhampton for the second time in 20 days, as they face each other in a game from the 33rd Premier League Matchday.

Wolves have eliminated Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals, winning 2-1 at the Molineux only two weeks ago.

They now host the Red Devils in the Premier League on the back of the 2-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday.

United ended the two-match losing streak this weekend, as Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial scored to secure a 2-1 victory over Watford.

Team news

Wolverhampton manager Nuno Espirito Santo has no fresh injury concerns for the midweek game against Manchester United.

Anthony Martial is a major doubt for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after suffering a knock against Watford on Saturday.

Victor Lindelof, who missed the game against Watford should be available for selection again, while Alexis Sanchez is definitely out of the game.

What did the managers say

Nuno Espirito Santo says his players need to compete better than they did against Burnley if they want to win something from the game against Manchester United.

“Burnley were very organized and very physical,” Nuno said via Birmingham Mail. “We must compete in the same way and against Manchester United, we must compete better than we did today.

“This is the competition – we have to bounce back, raise our standards and go again.”

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the victory over Watford puts his team almost in the driving seat for a top-four finish at the end of the season.

“The first 20 minutes we started so slow and sloppy. You could see we have had players out with injuries and, with the international break, not been able to train them,” Solskjaer said via ESPN.

“It is one of them first games after the international break that you know could be a potential banana skin. We came away with a win, that is great, but I think everyone knows we can perform better. Three points, you can’t get more.

“There are four very good teams are challenging for two places [in the top four]. We are almost in the driving seat. We have given ourselves a good chance.”


Wolverhampton have won only one of the last five meetings with Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won 10 of his 13 Premier League games as the manager of Manchester United.

The Wolves are unbeaten in the last seven home games across all competitions.

We saw at least two goals in the last seven games between Wolverhampton and Man United.