Wolves vs. Manchester United: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester United travel to Wolves in the final Premier League fixture before the first international break of the campaign.

Wolves have performed well so far this campaign, however are yet to score or even earn a point after narrow defeats to Leicester and Tottenham.

Dele Alli scored from the spot as Spurs edged past Wolves last weekend, with Adama Troare missing a couple of very good chances for the hosts.

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw away at Southampton on the same day.

A Fred own goal was cancelled out by Mason Greenwood’s second half strike, to leave United a couple of points off the top spot.

Match history
Manchester United won both meetings last term, including a 2-1 win at Molineux, Nuno Espirito Santo’s final game in charge of Wolves.

United fielded a heavily rotated side with the Europa League final a few days away, but Juan Mata’s penalty was the difference.

Last five Premier League meetings
Wolves 1 Manchester United 2 – 23/05/21
Manchester United 1 Wolves 0 – 29/12/20
Manchester United 0 Wolves 0 – 01/02/20
Wolves 1 Manchester United 1 – 19/08/19
Wolves 2 Manchester United 1 – 02/04/19

Team news
Daniel Podence made his first appearance of the season in the mid-week EFL Cup fixture as he returns from injury.

Troare has been heavily linked with a move away from the club, but he is expected to start for Wolves.

Scott McTominay has undergone groin surgery and will miss around a month.

Raphael Varane could make his first start for United here, meaning Victor Lindelof would drop out.

Expected starting XI’s
Wolves (3-4-3): Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Hoever, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal; Trincao, Jimenez, Traore

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Van de Beek; Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba; Greenwood


Result: Manchester United
United won both meetings last term and should have enough to get past Wolves here

Correct Score: 0-1
Wolves have lost 1-0 in their opening two league games and a similar outcome is expected

Anytime Goalscorer: Bruno Fernandes
Fernandes was quiet in the draw at Southampton last week, but few would back against him scoring

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