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22 Sep 2018

Premier League: Manchester United vs Wolverhampton match preview

Manchester United vs Wolverhampton: Pre-match report

After winning comfortably against Young Boys, Manchester United will square-off against Wolverhampton, tonight, in the Premier League.

Mourinho's men will be confident after their three consecutive victories and will want to capitalize on their ongoing form.

Wolves, just one point below United in the league table, will want to upset their famous opponents tonight.

Further details follow.

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Manchester United vs Wolverhampton: Pre-match report
Some interesting facts to gear you up for the match

Facts

Some interesting facts to gear you up for the match

Manchester United have triumphed over Wolves in their last six visits to Old Trafford.

If United lose tonight, they will face consecutive home defeats, for the first time, since 2014.

Mourinho has never lost two consecutive home matches in his entire career.

Wolves won their last two EPL fixtures, both by a score of 1-0.

They have never won 3 consecutive matches since 1980.

United

Team news from the Red Devils' corner

Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic will be missing out the action tonight owing to suspensions received in the last two EPL matches.

Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo will both be out due to fitness issues.

Mourinho might play a 4-3-2-1 formation with Lingard and Sanchez as attacking wingers.

Lukaku has been quite prolific recently and will lead the Manchester United attack.

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How are the Wolves shaping up?

Wolverhampton

How are the Wolves shaping up?

Nuno Espirito Santo will probably field the same squad for the sixth consecutive league match.

Ivan Cavaleiro looks to be the only player missing out on the action due to a back injury.

Adama Traore, the club's record signing (£18 million), is likely to be used as an impact substitute.

3-2-2-2-1 seems to be Santo's preferred line-up with Rui Patricio being their custodian.

TV listing

Predicted line-up and TV listing

Man United: David de Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young, Fred, Pogba, Fellaini, Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez

Wolves: Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Costa, Jimenez, Jota

The match is scheduled at 7:30 PM and can be seen live on Star Sports Select, Star Sports Select HD, and Hotstar.

Santo shares a special connection with Jose Mourinho

When Mourinho was the manager of Porto, Wolves' coach, Santo, was a player under him. Interestingly, he was the second-choice goalkeeper for Porto. Though Santo was not much used, he served as Mourinho's confidante in the dressing room.

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