Man United vs Wolves: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Having now assured themselves of a place in the Premier League for the 2023-24 season, Wolverhampton Wanderers return to the road to meet Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

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Man United vs Wolves: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Manchester United wants to finish top 4 (Image- BBC)

Red Devils will be desperate to return to winning ways to finish top-4 during Man United vs Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Match Details:

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Date: Saturday 13 May
  • Kick-off Time: 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
  • Referee: John Brooks
  • VAR: Darren England

Man United vs Wolves: Match Preview

Manchester United seemed to be cruising to a top-four finish at one point, especially after the momentum-boosting League Cup triumph.

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 12, 2023

But they have blown hot and cold in the last two months. And the Red Devils have won just one of their last four Premier League games, with the recent defeat to West Ham United leaving them looking over their shoulders, with Liverpool only a point behind.

On the other hand, Wolverhampton Wanderers have alternated between a win and a loss in the last few weeks. But the victories have helped Julen Lopetegui's men steer clear of the drop zone.

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 12, 2023

And the surprise 1-0 victory of an in-form Aston Villa has helped the Black Country outfit breach the magic 40-point mark. And relegation will no longer remain a worry for the visitors.

The reverse fixture saw Manchester United eke out a narrow 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux.

Team News:

Man United:

There could be a return for teenager Alejandro Garnacho, who was an unused substitute in the 1-0 defeat to West Ham on Sunday. The winger had been out since March with an ankle problem.

Garnacho might be back in the squad for this match (Image- 90min)

Goals have dried up for United in recent weeks, with main forward Marcus Rashford hitting only two strikes in his last ten outings, so manager Erik ten Hag may switch things up in attack.

David de Gea's mistake proved costly at London Stadium but the Spaniard is expected to retain his spot in the starting XI.

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 12, 2023


Toti scored the only goal of the game as Wolves beat Aston Villa1-0 last time out, having slipped to an embarrassing 6-0 defeat at Brighton previously.

Nelson Semedo returned from a knee issue in that victory, but both Sasa Kalajdzic and Boubacar Traore remain unavailable.

— Wolves (@Wolves) May 12, 2023

Manager Julen Lopetegui may switch systems for the trip to Old Trafford, having deployed a 4-4-2 against Villa. That could see Diego Costa drop out of the starting XI.

Man United vs Wolves: Head to Head

Manchester United have a good historical record against Wolverhampton Wanderers and have won 53 out of the 110 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Wolverhampton Wanderers' 37 victories.

Manchester United lost this fixture by a 1-0 scoreline last season and have not lost consecutive home league games against Wolverhampton Wanderers since 1961.

— Wolves (@Wolves) May 12, 2023

The away side has won each of the last four matches between these two teams in the Premier League, with Manchester United winning three of these games at the Molineux.

The last nine Premier League matches between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers have produced only 10 goals, with only three of these goals being scored at Old Trafford.

Predicted Line-ups:

Manchester United predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Shaw, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.

Wolves predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Sa; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti; Neves, Moutinho; Gomes, Nunes, Podence; Cunha.

MU vs WW: Fantasy XI

De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Kilman, Toti; Neves, Casemiro, Eriksen; Fernandes, Rashford, Cunha

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