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Wolves vs Manchester United: Line-ups


Manchester United

Man Utd to Boost Top-4 Hopes


Wolves have a busy start to January, as they will face Aston Villa in the Premier League on January 4 before taking on Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup and EFL Cup respectively.


There is no getting away from the fact that it has been a tough first half of the campaign for the club, but the win over Everton would have been a huge confidence-booster at a key stage of the season. Wolves were also victorious in their last match with Man United back in January, running out 1-0 winners at Old Trafford courtesy of an 82nd-minute effort from Joao Moutinho.


Man United, meanwhile, will enter this match off the back of a 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Tuesday night, with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Fred on the scoresheet. The Red Devils were back in action after the World Cup on December 21, recording a 2-0 win over Burnley to progress in the EFL Cup, while they put in a commanding performance against Forest to move to within one point of fourth-placed Spurs in the table, with a game in hand on Antonio Conte’s side.


Erik ten Hag’s side have now won nine, drawn two and lost four of their 15 league matches this season to collect 29 points, and there have been plenty of positive signs following a poor start to the campaign. Man United actually have four straight home matches after this game, facing Bournemouth and Manchester City at Old Trafford in the Premier League, in addition to Everton and Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup and EFL Cup respectively.


The Red Devils have the fifth-best away record in the Premier League this season, picking up 13 points from eight matches, but they have conceded 16 times in their travels during the 2022-23 campaign. Wolves are still the lowest scorers in the league despite registering twice against Everton, but Lopetegui will be confident that he can unlock the attacking talent that undoubtedly exists at Molineux.

DPP Verdict

Lopetegui has brought a feel-good factor back to Wolves, and the home side will be confident of picking up a strong result in this match. Man United have been impressive in their two matches after the World Cup, though, and we are expecting the Red Devils to edge a close game at Molineux to boost their top-four hopes.