This feels almost odd. Manchester United have a home game against Wolves.

After four trips to Molineux, United host Wolves at Old Trafford, looking to record a first win over Nuno Santo’s side.

The last time United hosted Wolves, Jose Mourinho was in charge and the game finished 1-1.

That means in five matches since Wolves were promoted, United have lost two and drawn three.


This time there has to be a winner, even if it takes penalties to decided the FA Cup third round replay.

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Team news

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed in his press conference that Ashley Young will not be involved.

This likely means a fourth successive start for Brandon Williams at left-back, after Luke Shaw suffered an injury in the warm-up against Norwich.

Harry Maguire returned from injury and will partner Victor Lindelof. Eric Bailly is ‘close’ to a return but not quite ready.

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Two key decisions in attack

Most of the United team picks itself, with the midfield very light on options.

There are two key decisions, in attacking midfield and on the right wing.

  1. Andreas Pereira or Juan Mata or both: The Spaniard proved his quality against Norwich, but had no impact against Wolves in the first game. Both Mata and Andreas Pereira featured against Norwich with Mata playing on the right.
  2. Dan James or Mason Greenwood or neither: Both players were substitutes against Norwich, and will be fresher for this fixture. We would expect James to come back into the starting line-up.
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