Wolves vs Manchester United: FA Cup preview & predictions

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Wolves welcome Manchester United to Molineux for Saturday night’s FA Cup action. Over the years a game between the two sides would be predicted to be a one-sided affair but this season it is certainly not the case. This Wolves side is arguably their strongest of the Premier League era and will prove to be a tough test for the Red Devils.

They held United to a point at Old Trafford and will believe they can go one better in front of their own fans.

Form

Wolves – DWLDW

Wolves currently sit seventh in the Premier League following last weekend’s draw at Stamford Bridge. Raul Jimenez has been a key part of Wolves’ success this season following his loan move from Benfica during the summer transfer window. The Mexican forward has scored 12 goals in his debut Premier League campaign and a further two in the FA Cup.

Manchester United – LWWWD

Ole suffered his first defeat as Manchester United manager last week when his side was beaten 2-0 by Arsenal. Supporters could be getting a glimpse of the next generation, as Ole parceled out minutes and debuts to some of the academy’s top prospects. With Manchester United still struggling after their injury crisis it would be interesting to see if Ole puts his trust in the likes of Chong, Greenwood and Angel Gomes.

Injury/Suspensions

Wolves – Nuno Espirito Santo appears to have the luxury of picking from a full squad for Saturday night’s tie, after revealing he has no injury concerns going into the match. Ryan Bennett is currently serving a two-match ban in the league after collecting his tenth yellow card of the season against Cardiff, but is available for selection in the FA Cup.

Manchester United – United will definitely be without Ashley Young, who is suspended for the match after picking up his second yellow card of the competition in the last round against Chelsea. Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Alexis Sanchez are all ruled out through injury.

Possible Line-ups

Wolves

Formation: 3-5-2

Ruddy; Boly, Coady, Bennet, Vinagre, Neves, Saiss, Dendoncker, Doherty, Jota, Jimenez

Manchester United

Formation: 4-3-3

Romero; Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Fred, Pogba; Rashford, Martial, Lukaku

Stadium

Molineux Stadium

Score Prediction

Wolves 1-2 Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered his first domestic defeat as Manchester United manager last weekend and will hope for a response here. Pogba and co will have work on their hands but will be expected to win away from home and advance to the next round of the FA Cup.

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