Manchester United will host one of their bogey teams in the Premier League as Wolves visit Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Wolves haven’t been their usual selves so far this season, with injuries hitting Nuno Espirito Santos’ team hard as they currently sit 11th in the table.

But they could earn a nice boost to end the year with a victory over United, who they are unbeaten against since their top flight return in 2018 and have lost against just once in their last six meetings in all competitions.

Manchester United vs Wolves is LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT


Manchester United vs Wolves is LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT

It’s been a strange 2020 for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, too. The Red Devils currently sit fourth in the table and just five points adrift of leaders Liverpool, but big questions still hang over the boss and his team which has been dogged by inconsistent results.

United followed up a big 6-2 win over Leeds before Christmas with a 2-2 draw with Leicester on Boxing Day, and will host Wolves knowing they have not been at their best at home this season.

United’s strengths have come on the road so far this term. They top the away table in the Premier League, with six wins and a draw from seven games, while they are down in 15th with their form at Old Trafford, where they have just two league wins all campaign.

But the reverse it true for Wolves, who have lost their last two away matches in the league.

It sets up an intriguing encounter on Tuesday night, where both side will want to end the year on a high in their final outing of 2020.

The last two games between the clubs has both ended Wolves 2-1 Man United


The last two games between the clubs has both ended Wolves 2-1 Man United

Manchester United vs Wolves: How to listen

This game will get under way at 8pm on Tuesday, December 29.

Full coverage from Old Trafford will be EXCLUSIVELY live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 7pm and commentary from Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair.

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Manchester United vs Wolves: Team news

Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Telles, Pogba, Matic, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Cavani

Subs: Mata, Martial, Fred, James, Shaw, Henderson, van de Beek, Tuanzebe, McTominay

Wolves: Rui Patrício, Kilman, Coady, Saïss, Hoever, Neves, Vitinha, João Moutinho, Aït-Nouri, Traoré, Neto

Subs: Podence, Fábio Silva, Ruddy, Nélson Semedo, Cundle, Richards, Otasowie, Corbeanu, Marques

Wolves have lost three of four league games since losing top scorer Jimenez to injury in November

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Wolves have lost three of four league games since losing top scorer Jimenez to injury in November

Manchester United vs Wolves: Match stats and facts

  • Since returning to the Premier League in 2018, Wolves are unbeaten in all four of their league meetings with Manchester United (W1 D3), despite conceding the first goal in three of these matches.
  • Manchester United haven’t lost any of their last nine home league games against Wolves (W6 D3), keeping six clean sheets in that run since a 0-1 loss in February 1980.
  • Manchester United haven’t lost their final league game in any of the last eight calendar years (W5 D3), since a 2-3 home loss against Blackburn in 2011.
  • After a six game winless home run in the league, Man Utd have won two of their last three at Old Trafford (D1). The Red Devils scored as many goals in their 6-2 victory over Leeds as they had in their previous eight home league games combined.
  • Manchester United have conceded at least twice in each of their last three Premier League games, only shipping 2+ goals in more consecutively in the competition back in August 2001 (4). However, the Red Devils have avoided defeat in all three games (W2 D1), with West Ham the last side to have a longer unbeaten Premier League run while conceding 2+ goals (5 games in March/April 2016).
  • In their previous match against Spurs, Wolves’ starting XI featured seven Portuguese players, one of only three instances in Premier League history a team featured as many as seven non-English players in their starting XI for a match – Fulham had seven French players vs Middlesbrough in 2003, while Newcastle also had seven Frenchmen vs Liverpool in 2013.
  • Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes has both scored and assisted in 29% of his Premier League appearances (8/28) – the highest ratio of any player in the competition’s history.
  • Edinson Cavani has scored three goals and assisted twice in the Premier League, all as a substitute. He is one of only six players to see their first five Premier League goal involvements come as a sub, while only three players have had their first six goals/assists as a sub: Lomana Lua Lua, Theo Walcott and Erik Nevland.


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