MATCH PREVIEW: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United

Intro: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United

Having already clinched a 2nd-place finish in the Premier League, Manchester United will undergo one final tune-up ahead of the Europa League final when they face Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Sunday. Let’s preview Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United.

Match Build Up

United’s draw with Fulham on Tuesday pushed them just out of reach of 3rd-place Chelsea, guaranteeing Manchester United a runners-up finish for the second time in four seasons. Whether or not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Co., can push on and challenge for their first title since 2013 — Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season at the helm — will largely depend upon their dealings in the summer transfer window.

With the Europa League final set for next Wednesday, just over 72 hours after Championship Sunday, Solskjaer is likely to rotate the squad heavily. Additionally, he should use the fixture for added fitness and sharpness for a select few individuals battling injuries.

As for Wolves, a top-half finish is out of reach for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side with 10th-place Leeds United nine points clear. However, 12th place where they currently reside, is a marked improvement after their early-season struggles. Throw in the news about Raul Jimenez’s impending return, and there’s plenty of reason for optimism in the West Midlands.

Manchester United Team News

Harry Maguire suffered an ankle injury against Aston Villa on May 9 and the centre-back will again miss out Sunday. The Manchester United captain has a slight chance of playing in the Europa League final. Anthony Martial has made strong progress in his recovery from a knee injury. There is a chance the France international could make the squad for the Europa League final.

United recently said that Daniel James would be out for a “little while” with an unspecified problem. It is currently unclear when the Wales international will be available for selection. Solskjaer said after Tuesday’s clash with Fulham that Fred had picked up an unspecified issue. The Brazilian is a doubt for this weekend’s contest at Molineux.

Scott McTominay was forced off just past the hour against Fulham after picking up a knock, and the Scotland international is now a doubt for the clash with Wolves.

Predicted Manchester United Lineup:

David de Gea; Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matić, Donny van de Beek; Amad Diallo, Juan Mata, Shola Shoretire; Mason Greenwood.

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