Manchester United’s hopes of a European finish could be dented on Thursday when they make the trip to Molineux to take on an in-form Wolves.
The match will be shown live on TNT Sports 1 in the UK, with coverage starting from 19:30.
The game will be played at Molineux with a kick-off time of 20:15 GMT on Thursday 1st February 2024.
Gary O’Neil has done a fantastic job since taking over at Wolves on the eve of the Premier League season and he will be quietly confident of getting the better of United on Thursday.
Wolves are on a solid run of form, losing just one of their last 10 matches in all competitions, and they head into this clash on the back of a derby victory over West Brom in the FA Cup fourth round.
The Black Country outfit have been particularly impressive at Molineux, where they are unbeaten in their last nine fixtures and have suffered just two defeats this term.
Wolves welcome a United side that were given a real scare by League Two Newport in Sunday’s 4-2 FA Cup victory and are still lacking consistency.
The Red Devils have been poor on the road, winning just four of their 10 away league assignments this season and taking just one point from the last 12 on offer on their travels.
A win for Wolves would see them move level on points with United and the hosts look capable of grabbing this opportunity with both hands.
A big positive for Wolves has been the recent return of Pedro Neto, who scored his first goal since recovering from injury in the victory at West Brom last time out.
The Portugal international’s pace, agility and direct running make him a real threat and he will be relishing the chance to take on a fragile United team.
The Red Devils looked shaky when shipping two goals against Newport last time out and that added to their recent struggles at the back, with four goals conceded across their last two away league games.
A revitalised Neto will feel confident of getting on the scoresheet and helping his side to a crucial three points.
Wolves remain without Boubacar Traore and Hwang Hee-chan, who are both on international duty, but Joao Gomes is available after completing his suspension. Pablo Sarabia is expected to shake off a calf issue that kept him out of the FA Cup win at the weekend.
Marcus Rashford was left out of the squad for the FA Cup win over Newport due to disciplinary issues and although the matter has been dealt with, it's uncertain whether he will be involved.
Sofyan Amrabat played in Morocco's Africa Cup of Nations defeat on Tuesday and he won't be available for this clash, but Andre Onana is in contention to play having returned from international duty.
Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount and Victor Lindelof are all expected to remain on the sidelines, while Anthony Martial is definitely out with a groin injury. Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be involved after missing the Newport victory with a minor issue.
Manchester United have won the last three meetings against Wolves, all of those coming to nil, while the Red Devils haven’t lost at Molineux since April 2019.
Erik ten Hag’s side are without a win in their last four away games in the Premier League, conceding five goals and scoring just once.
Wolves are on a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions, while they have gone nine matches without tasting defeat at Molineux.
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