Early team news for Wolves encounter

Wednesday 10 May 2023 16:30

Manchester United need to get back to winning ways in Saturday's Premier League clash with Wolves.

The Reds are now under pressure for a top-four spot, after losing at Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United, but have time this week to prepare at Carrington for the 15:00 BST kick-off.

Three points against Julen Lopetegui's men would get United back on course for a place in next season's Champions League and there could be a return for Alejandro Garnacho. The 18-year-old has been out since March's draw against Southampton with an ankle injury.

The winger was an unused substitute at the London Stadium on Sunday after being recalled to the matchday squad.

Raphael Varane has been absent due to injury, along with fellow centre-back Lisandro Martinez. The Argentine is definitely sidelined for the rest of the campaign, after undergoing a foot operation.

Tom Heaton, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay have also been out injured as we approach the final run-in.

Erik ten Hag drafted Wout Weghorst back into the XI against West Ham, with substitute Anthony Martial introduced during the second half and going close on a couple of occasions to salvaging a point, while Tyrell Malacia started at left-back.

Christian Eriksen was back in midfield in the capital, replacing Fred, and the boss will have some decisions to make regarding his line-up.

United are still a point ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool, with a game in hand, but must look to return to winning ways at Old Trafford, where we have been in outstanding form of late.

Our closest challengers, the Merseysiders, are not in action until Monday night, when travelling to relegation-threatened Leicester City, 


The Black Country side beat Aston Villa last time out in a West Midlands derby, bouncing back in style from a 6-0 loss at Brighton. Toti scored the goal, his first in the Premier League, and fellow full-back Nelson Semedo played after overcoming a knee problem that required rest and recuperation.

Matheus Cunha was preferred to Joao Gomes while veteran centre-forward Diego Costa continues to lead the line. 

Chiquinho is back in training, with Lopetegui confirming last week: "He is working again with the rest of the group but, of course, he is so far away for the moment."

Sasa Kalajdzic and Boubacar Traore are set to miss out again.