Wolves vs Manchester United preview
Watch live on Monday Night Football from 7pm; kick-off at 8pm
Last Updated: 19/08/19 6:09pm
Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Wolves vs Man Utd in the Premier League.
Wolves are expected to recall a host of players to face Manchester United after their Europa League win against FC Pyunik.
Strikers Pedro Neto and Patrick Cutrone impressed on Thursday but Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota, who scored a spectacular fourth goal in the 4-0 Europa League victory, should return.
Rui Patricio, Ryan Bennett, Ruben Neves, Jonny and Matt Doherty are also set to be recalled by boss Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Molineux.
Alexis Sanchez and Fred are building fitness after disrupted pre-seasons, while Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah remain sidelined through injury.
How to watch
Wolves vs Man Utd is live on Monday Night Football from 7pm; kick-off is at 8pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
- Wolves lost none of their three games against Manchester United in all competitions last season (W2 D1 L0), winning both of their games at Molineux.
- Wolves are unbeaten in eight Premier League home games (W6 D2), a run which includes a victory over Manchester United. Wolves are looking to win three consecutive top-flight games at Molineux for the first time since November 1980.
- Manchester United are winless in their last four Premier League away games (D1 L3). They last had a longer such run on the road between April-November 2014 (seven games under David Moyes, Ryan Giggs and Louis van Gaal).
- Ole Gunnar Solskjær has lost all three of his games against Wolves in all competitions - as well as two defeats with Man Utd last season, he lost with Cardiff City in August 2014.
- Wolves' Raul Jiménez was involved in seven Premier League goals against 'big six' sides last season (4 goals, 3 assists). Only Sergio Aguero (9) and Raheem Sterling (8) were involved in more.
- Anthony Martial has scored 49 goals for Manchester United in all competitions, more than any other player at the club in that time. He could become the 53rd player to reach a half-century for the club.
Nuno Espirito Santo has the energy, drive and passion for the crowd, with Manchester United coming off the back of a 4-0 victory, almost a hallucination is the best way to describe that result.
I thought Harry Maguire was average, he did everything that was asked of him. He was efficient and got about the pitch, but I don't want to hear nonsense about him being a leader and strong on the pitch already, it is too soon. He has started well, but I am suspect about the right-back and left-back positions at Man Utd. Chelsea could have easily scored two or three. I am still not convinced by Manchester United and I would still sell Paul Pogba.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (11/1 with Sky Bet)
Fantasy Football tip
The key battle in this fixture has to be Diogo Jota (£8.3m) and Raul Jimenez (£10.6m) up against Harry Maguire (£8.9m) and Victor Lindelof (£8.7m). A new-look defence looking to thwart a formidable front pairing. Who will you transfer in for Monday Night Football? Play here.