MATCH PREVIEW: Manchester United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Build Up

The Christmas schedule gods have been kind to Manchester United (knock on wood) as they are one of the few teams to have more than 48 hours between matches, and their next four matches are at home, including tomorrow’s match against Wolverhampton. Over the past few seasons, the Wolves have become something of a reoccurring rival for United, facing them four times last campaign and on three occasions the previous season.

They’ve also proved to be a tough nut to crack, with United winning just one of our seven meetings with Nuno Espirito Santos’s side since they gained promotion to the top flight in 2018. Both teams walked away with a point from their most recent encounters, with United drawing at Leicester while Wolves held Tottenham to a 1-1 stalemate on Sunday evening.

The point at the King Power Stadium saw United extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight matches and United have taken seven points from a possible nine in their last three home league matches.

Manchester United Team News

Victor Lindelof was unable to play through the pain against Leicester as his chronic back problem forced him off in the second period, and the makeshift right-back is not expected to feature on Tuesday. United have not disclosed details regarding Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s injury, but with the defender also a doubt here, Tuanzebe should be given the chance to redeem himself with a start against Wolves.

Changes could be afoot with only 72 hours in between matches, with Edinson Cavani – who provided the assist for Fernandes’s 10th league goal of the season on Boxing Day – potentially in line to spearhead the attack in place of Anthony Martial.

Opposition Watch

As for Wolves, Marcal struggled near the end of the game on Sunday evening, and with less than 48 hours to recover, Rayan Ait Nouri is likely to start against Man United. Long-term absentees Raul Jimenez and Jonny Otto were joined in the stands by Leander Dendoncker and Willy Boly for the visit of Spurs, and the pair remain major doubts for this one too.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:

De Gea; Tuanzebe, Maguire, Bailly, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani

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