Manchester United vs Wolves is set to take place on the hallowed turf of Old Trafford for an exciting Round 36 fixture in the Premier League.
Unfortunately, Manchester United missed out on the opportunity to secure a coveted top-four spot after suffering a disappointing loss to West Ham United. The defeat sees United slide to fourth place, one point ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool, but have a game in hand. Despite registering a whopping 19 shots, the Red Devils could only muster four on target against the resilient West Ham defense.
Meanwhile, the Wolves have been having a mixed season and currently find themselves in the 13th place in the Premier League table. However, their last Premier League encounter against Aston Villa saw them emerge victorious with a 1-0 win. Toti Gomes was the hero of the match, scoring the game's only goal just nine minutes into the game. The win was significant for the Wolves, as it pushed them past the 40-point mark. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic IPL odds with them
Lisandro Martinez and Donny van de Beek have been ruled out for the remainder of the season as they recover from foot and knee ailments, respectively. Additionally, the situation doesn't look promising for Raphael Varane, who is still recuperating from a serious ankle injury.
Moreover, the plight of Phil Jones is equally disheartening as he continues to struggle with a chronic knee injury, while the dependable Tom Heaton is unlikely to make an appearance for the rest of the season due to his ongoing ankle problem. With these five players missing from the squad, United's manager Erik Ten Hag will have to navigate a challenging end to the season with a depleted team
Bissaka is expected to start against the Wolves.
Predicted Lineup: De Gea, Malacia, Shaw, Lindelof, Bissaka, Casemiro, Sancho, Eriksen, Sabtizer, Fernandes, Rashford.
Lopetegui faces a significant setback as Sasa Kalajdzic and Chiquinho are ruled out for the clash against Manchester United, both nursing painful ligament injuries. Furthermore, the availability of Boubacar Traore hangs in the balance, casting doubt on his participation in the match. However, there is a glimmer of hope for the team as Hwang Hee-Chan and Joao Moutinho are expected to make a triumphant return to their coveted spots in the starting lineup.
Joao Moutinho is expected to start against United.
Predicted Lineup: Sa, Hwang Hee-Chan, Costa, Moutinho, Lemina, Neves, Sarabia, Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Bueno
Despite their impressive record against Manchester United, the Wolves are likely to face a daunting challenge due to their lackluster offensive and defensive performance this season. While they have managed to keep the scoreline close in recent encounters with United, their inconsistent form in both areas of the pitch may prove to be their undoing.
With a strong and versatile attacking lineup, Manchester United has the potential to secure a convincing victory in this matchup. While a draw is a possibility, we remain confident that United will emerge victorious.