After a disappointing start to the Premier League following two consecutive defeats at the beginning of the season, Manchester United are on the verge of gaining the pace as they have won their last three games in a row. Now, they are about to host the surprise package of this season Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford today.
The Red Devils’ manager Jose Mourinho had been under scrutiny since the commencement of the new season following his inactivity in the transfer market and that was catalysed by a poor start. But now, if he wants the things to be settled down, he must eye for dominated wins in a row for the next few matches. So, he must be confident about securing the crucial three points from this particular tie.
On the other hand, Wolves have also been stunning, winning their last three games in a row. So, the Wolves man-in-charge Nuno Espírito Santo should be highly optimistic to settle down the match for at least a single point.
Manchester United vs Wolves Team News:
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will not have the service of the Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matić as the player was shown a marching order to the tunnel in the last match so is Marcus Rashford who is still serving a three-match suspension due to a red card in Burnley game. The newly recruited Brazilian Fred is expected to take Matic’s place in the starting XI. Apart from that, the young left-back Luke Shaw has made his return in their last game in the Champions League tie. So, he is also expected to start the game for The Red Devils.
On the other hand, Wolves manager is expected to maintain the unchanged XI from their previous match against Burnley.
Manchester United vs Wolves Possible Line-ups:
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, Fred, Fellaini; Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku
Wolves (3-4-3): Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Jota, Costa; Jimenez
Manchester United vs Wolves Key Players:
For Manchester United, their key players’ list must include the Belgian international Romelu Lukaku and the French midfielder Paul Pogba. Apart from that, the ex-Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez can also have a crucial impact on his side. In addition to that, the Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini can be dangerous from the set piece of aerial deliveries. On the other hand, for Wolves, their Mexican forward on loan from the Portuguese side SL Benfica, Raúl Jiménez can prove to be dreadful. Apart from that, the Portugues veteran João Moutinho can also play a vital role for his team.
Manchester United vs Wolves Last Meeting:
These two sides previously met in the 2011-12 Premier League season, where Wolves faced humiliation to The Red Devils in both the fixtures. In the first leg, Manchester United dominated them with a scoreline of 4-1 and in the second leg, the scoreline was even worse 5-0.
Manchester United Latest Form (All Competitions): L-L-W-W-W
Wolves Latest Form (All Competitions): L-D-W-W-W
Manchester United vs Wolves Betting Odds (Bet365):
Manchester United – 1.61
Draw – 4.00
Wolves – 6.50
Manchester United vs Wolves Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled for Saturday, 22nd September 2018 from 7:30 PM IST and will be telecast on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select HD1 for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.