Wolves vs Man Utd preview | Triple boost for Utd | Expected line-ups | Prediction
Read our match preview ahead of Man Utd’s Premier League clash with Wolves including team news, expected line-ups and prediction
Manchester United will look to move back into the top four with a win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux this evening.
The Red Devils dropped to fifth place in the Premier League table after Arsenal beat Newcastle United on Monday night but they can leapfrog the Gunners and Tottenham into third with victory at Wolves tonight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got off to a winning start after being named as permanent manager last week as goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial sealed a narrow 2-1 win over Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Man Utd should expect another stiff test this evening as they’ll be up against a decent Wolves side who sit seventh in the table and recently knocked United out of the FA Cup so Solskjaer won’t be taking anything for granted.
Manchester United expect Martial to be available despite limping off against Watford at the weekend while Romelu Lukaku is pushing for a recall after not being fit enough to start on Saturday due to a foot problem.
In a triple boost for United, Victor Lindelof will return to the squad after missing the Watford game due to personal reasons but Alexis Sanchez remains out with a knee injury while Eric Bailly is still nursing a head issue.
Wolves will recall Raul Jimenez after he was rested for the win at Burnley at the weekend while Matt Doherty should also come back into the side. Ryan Bennett is available again after serving a two-match ban.
Wolves 1-2 Man Utd: Wolves are a very dangerous side on their day and they have saved some of their best performances against the ‘big six’ so this will be a tough game for United. However, the hosts may have one eye on Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final and that could prove to be the deciding factor here. Man Utd squeezed past Watford and I think they’ll have just enough to take home all three points tonight.