Manchester United will aim to return to winning ways when they welcome Wolves to Old Trafford on Saturday.

Manchester United will be eager to get back to winning ways as they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Old Trafford on Saturday. With the race for a top-four finish heating up and the relegation battle taking interesting twists, both teams will be aiming to secure vital points in Gameweek 36.

United's season has been a rollercoaster ride, with their form fluctuating in recent months. After a promising start, they seemed destined for a top-four finish, especially following their League Cup triumph. However, inconsistency has plagued them, and they have managed just one victory in their last four Premier League games. A recent defeat to West Ham has increased the pressure, with Liverpool breathing down their necks, just a point behind. As such, the Red Devils will be determined to regain their momentum and consolidate their position in the top four.

Last season, Manchester United suffered a 1-0 defeat in the corresponding fixture, and they will be keen to avoid a repeat this time. Historically, the Red Devils have a solid record against Wolves at home, with no consecutive home league losses since the early 1960s. However, the home side has emerged victorious in the last four Premier League meetings, although three of those wins came for Manchester United at Molineux.

Moreover, Manchester United's defensive solidity has been impressive in recent home matches, keeping a clean sheet in each of their last five Premier League games at Old Trafford. Their last five-game streak without conceding came in 2017, and they will be motivated to extend this record further.

Wolves, on the other hand, have had a mixed bag of results in recent weeks. Alternating between wins and losses, they have managed to steer clear of the relegation zone, thanks to some crucial victories. Notably, their surprise 1-0 triumph over an in-form Aston Villa helped them surpass the 40-point mark, eliminating any fears of relegation. Against this backdrop, the Molineux outfit will be looking to continue their positive momentum and cause an upset against Manchester United.

Julien Lopetegui have struggled when playing away against top-four teams, losing 10 of their last 11 Premier League away games against such opponents. They have found it challenging to score, netting only four goals in those 11 matches while conceding 23. 

Wolves have also endured a difficult time on their travels, winning only two of their last 21 Premier League away games and losing their last two, including a heavy 6-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion. They have accumulated fewer points than any other ever-present team in away matches since April 2022. However, they will fancy their chances against the Red Devils with their last trip to Old Trafford ending in a memorable 1-0 win for them.

Key stats: Manchester United vs Wolves

  • Manchester United lost the corresponding exact fixture 1-0 last season. However, they have not lost consecutive home league games against Wolves since a run of three between March 1960 and September 1961.

  • Wolves have lost 10 of their last 11 Premier League away games against sides starting the day in the top four (D1) since winning 2-0 at Manchester City in October 2019. In those away matches, Wolverhampton Wanderers have scored just four goals while conceding 23.

  • Manchester United have won 24 matches at Old Trafford in all competitions this season. This is their fourth-highest home wins tally in a single campaign, with the higher records achieved in the 2002/03 (27), 2007/08 (25), and 2010/11 (26) seasons.

  • Wolves have won only two of their last 21 Premier League away games (D6 L13). They have lost their last two away matches, including a heavy 6-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.

  • Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in each of their last five Premier League home games. 

Team news: Manchester United vs Wolves

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag received mixed news on the team news front as his side prepare to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend. While Raphael Varane is back in contention after recovering from an ankle injury, the availability of Marcus Rashford remains in doubt due to a leg injury he's been dealing with this week.

On the other hand, Tom Heaton, Phil Jones, Lisandro Martinez, Donny van de Beek, and Scott McTominay will all miss the game due to their respective injuries, leaving the Dutch manager with limited options in some key areas.

Meanwhile, Wolves head into the match with hardly any injury concerns, with just three first-team players unavailable for selection. Chiquinho and Sasa Kalajdzic remain out of action due to knee injuries, while Boubacar Traore is expected to sit out due to a lack of match fitness. 

Broadcast information: Manchester United vs Wolves


Match details, result and original broadcast info

Manchester United 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

May 13, 2023 10:00amOld Trafford (Manchester)

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