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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United: Premier League Preview, H2H & Predicted Line-ups

Underperforming Wolverhampton Wanderers still await their first points of the new Premier League season as title contenders Manchester United arrive at Molineux on Sunday.

The managerial shift in the summer has done no good to Wolves, who head into proceedings as one of just four sides yet to find the net in the Premier League this term.

Meanwhile, encouraged by Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing, Man United can make history this weekend as long as they manage to stay unbeaten in the Midlands.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

Bruno Lage’s career at Wolves has started with a whimper rather than a bang as his side succumbed to identical 1-0 losses to Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

However, a 4-0 midweek thumping of Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup could serve as an inspiration for Wolves to break a five-game losing streak in the Premier League, last season included.

Worryingly, the Midlands outfit scored just a single goal during that five-game sequence, although they attempted the second-most 42 shots across the opening two Premier League matchdays.

Wolves have suffered five defeats in their last seven home league matches (W2), as many as they had in their previous 20 in the competition at Molineux (W9, D6).

Manchester United Preview

After a 5-1 thrashing of Leeds United on the opening weekend, Man United could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Southampton last time out despite unleashing 15 attempts.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s blockbuster return to Old Trafford on Friday could solve United’s lack of composure in front of goal, but only after the international break.

The Portuguese ace has come back to the Premier League after 13 years but is unlikely to make his second debut for the Red Devils as early as this weekend.

If they avoid defeat here, United will set a new Premier League record for consecutive away games without a loss, having gone undefeated in their last 27 top-flight trips (W17, D10).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will make his 100th Premier League match in charge of the three-time European Cup winners, with just one of the eight United managers to reach that milestone boasting more wins than the Norwegian (52).

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United Head-to-Head

After going winless in four straight Premier League meetings with Wolverhampton (D3, L1), Man United won both last season’s top-flight encounters by a single-goal margin.

The Red Devils secured a narrow 1-0 triumph in this exact fixture in 2020/21, although it’s worth noting that they’ve failed to beat Wolves in back-to-back away league clashes since December 1967.

The last three Premier League matches between these adversaries at Molineux have seen both teams on the scoresheet, with United drawing first blood within 30 minutes of play on each occasion.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United Predicted Line-ups

Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-4-3): Jose Sa; Max Kilman, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss; Nelson Semedo, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Marcal; Francisco Trincao, Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Fred, Nemanja Matic; Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood.

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