Manchester United vs Wolves Preview

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 1:37pm

Manchester United will be aiming to bounce back after their dreadful 2-0 home defeat to Burnley last time out.

Manchester United will be hoping to avenge defeat to Burnley by beating Wolves in Saturday's evening kick-off. 

A lacklustre display from back-to-front saw the Reds register seven shots on target, which hardly troubled 'keeper Nick Pope, whilst their defence was breached on two separate occasions.

The Old Trafford faithful voiced their frustration at the full-time whistle, a result which saw United fail to close the six-point gap off fourth place Chelsea. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men have responded in strong fashion. Two victories away from home 0-6 and 0-1 against Tranmere and Manchester City respectively has eased the pressure on the manager somewhat. However a loss to Wolves, who are level on points with the Manchester outfit, would see their charge for a Champions League spot severly hindered. 

The arrival of Bruno Fernandes has excited fans and should bring some a new dynamic to a side who have often failed to get fans off their feet. 

Wolves on the other hand haven't stopped looking backwards since Nuno Espirito Santos' arrival in the Midlands. 

Currently sat in 7th, six-points off Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers have been busy in this window in order to maintain their push for entry into European competitions again. Ecuadorian international Leonardo Campana has joined along with Daniel Podence from Olympiakos.

Team News

Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes is expected to be involved in this clash according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Reported on the club website, Ole stated: “He's fit enough to play and he'll be involved definitely."

As a result on Nemanja Matic receiving two yellow cards in the victory against rivals Manchester City mid-week in the Carabao Cup, the Serbian is suspended for this game. 

Long-term injuries: Paul Pogba, Alex Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford are also unavailable for Ole. 

Wolves

Wolves themselves could give a debut to Fernandes' national counterpart Daniel Podence tomorrow. The winger arrived from Olympiakos and could be thrown straight into Nuno's side.

One man who will be missing this encounter is wing-back Ruben Vinagre, whilst defender Ryan Bennett is close to joining Leicester. 

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