Manchester United could be searching leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur on New Year`s Eve to a Champions League spot as they journey to stand a Wolverhampton Wanderers facet who’re beginning lifestyles beneathneath new boss Julen Lopetegui.
Wolves vs Man United EPL Week 18
Erik ten Hag’s facet take a seat down 5th withinside the Premier League desk with a factor at the back of Spurs who take a seat down in fourth and eleven factors at the back of league leaders Arsenal.
Wolves could have renewed self belief though, after netting a 95th-minute winner in opposition to Everton in Julen Lopetegui`s first Premier League in shape in charge.
The 3 factors have been Manchester United’s lengthy earlier than the fourth legitimate raised an illuminated determine on the quit of a breezy 3-zero triumph in opposition to Nottingham Forest on their go back to top-flight football.
- Competition: Premier League
- Week: 18
- Stadium: Molineux
- Temp: 10°C
- Referee: Robert Jones
- Linesman: Lee Betts
- Linesman: Ian Hussin
- 4th Official: Thomas Bramall
- VAR Official: Darren England
- Asst. VAR Official: Harry Lennard
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Wolves will once more be lacking Chiquinho, Pedro Neto and Sasa Kalajdzic thru injury, however Boubacar Toure and Jonny Castro are each set to be again withinside the squad.
Podence is likewise to be had for the hosts regardless of coming off in opposition to Everton with a leg problem.
Ait-Nouri and Matheus Nunes also are scuffling with to be protected withinside the first XI, however Diego Costa have to once more hold out Raul Jimenez at centre-forward, with Hwang Hee-chan gambling off the proper for Lopetegui`s side.
Man United have been lacking Victor Lindelof and Scott McTominay in opposition to Forest thru illness, so the pair stay doubts here, even as Diogo Dalot (hamstring) and Jadon Sancho (fitness) may want to once more pass over out.
Lisandro Martinez has been again education with the Red Devils for the reason that Wednesday following his hard work on the World Cup, and it might now no longer be a surprise to look him begin along Raphael Varane withinside the center of the defence.
Luke Shaw performed as a centre-again in opposition to Forest however have to flow throughout to left-again here, even as Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen are anticipated to preserve in midfield.
There also are not going to be any adjustments withinside the attack, with Antony set to preserve along Rashford and Martial, who have been each at the scoresheet in opposition to Forest ultimate time out.
Wolverhampton Wanderers predicted starting lineup: Sa; Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Ait-Nouri; Nunes, Neves- Moutinho; Hwang- Costa, Podence
Manchester United predicted starting lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez- Shaw; Fernandes, Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony- Martial; Rashford