How to watch and follow Wolves v United

Thursday 29 December 2022 07:00

Manchester United's final act of 2022 will be a game away to Wolves in the Premier League, on Saturday lunchtime (31 December).

The visit to Molineux marks our 48th and final competitive game of the year, with Erik ten Hag's men keen to round it off with a positive result, as 2023 beckons.

Off the back of Tuesday's 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on our return to league action following the World Cup, our attention now swiftly turns to this weekend's meeting with Julen Lopetegui's side.

Here, our handy match preview takes you through everything you need to know, as we prepare to make the trip to the West Midlands...

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The game kicks off at 12:30 GMT at Molineux and will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate in the UK, while you will also be able to follow the action as it unfolds in the United App, on and MUTV.

Our pre-match show will be on air and counting down to the first kick from 11:25 GMT, with team news released five minutes later. Live radio commentary of the game will also be available. 

If you miss any of the action, or just want to rewatch it, short match highlights will be on our official platforms exactly two hours after the final whistle, with extended versions viewable from Sunday morning.


Lisandro Martinez returned to United training on Wednesday following his successful World Cup campaign with Argentina. The centre-back took part at Carrington as the Reds began preparations for Saturday's outing. 

It is unknown whether the trip to Molineux will come too soon for Martinez, although with Victor Lindelof missing the midweek win over Forest through illness and Luke Shaw having to play a makeshift centre-back role, we could see the South American come straight into the XI, just as Raphael Varane did on Tuesday after his campaign with France. Diogo Dalot, Jadon Sancho and Scott McTominay were also absent as our Premier League campaign resumed.

As for the hosts, Lopetegui doesn't expect any issues with the soreness that forced winger Daniel Podence off early in their win over Everton on Boxing Day. The club's new boss was hopeful of having Jonny and Boubacar Traore back for that visit to Goodison Park but still awaits their respective returns, along with that of Pedro Neto, who isn't expected back in training before the new year.

Chiquinho and Sasa Kalajdzic are long-term absentees, while new signing Matheus Cunha cannot play as he does not officially join Wolves until January 1.

Look who's back at Carrington!


Lisandro Martinez has returned to United training, 10 days after Argentina's World Cup final win.


Wolves have had a tricky start to the season and currently sit inside the relegation zone of the Premier League with just 13 points, picking up three wins, four draws and nine losses. They did however end a winless run of five matches in the competition last time out with victory at Everton.

That triumph on Merseyside was Lopetegui's first league game in charge - having taken over from previous head coaches Bruno Lage and Steve Davis (interim) - following his recent appointment, and ensured that he now has two wins from two competitive matches as Wolves boss, after a 2-0 triumph over Gillingham in the League Cup six days earlier.


Midfielder and captain Ruben Neves has been in particularly impressive form this season, with the 25-year-old having scored a team-high four times so far.

Goalkeeper Jose Sa has also kept four clean sheets in the Premier League, despite his side's difficult start to the 22/23 campaign.

Full-back Rayan Ait-Nouri has scored in each of the Wanderers' last two competitive games, including the winner in stoppage time at Everton last time out.

Lopetegui has recent managerial experience at Real Madrid, Sevilla and Spain on his CV.


The Reds lost 1-0 to Wolves at Old Trafford in the Premier League last season, the same scoreline by which we triumphed in the reverse fixture earlier on in the campaign.

Since the Midlanders' return to the top flight in 2018/19, the teams have met 11 times, including on three occasions in the FA Cup. United have won four of those clashes across all competitions to three for Saturday's hosts, while there have also been three draws.

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Our game is one of 10 across the division, to be played over a three-day period. Here is the schedule in full...


West Ham United v Brentford (19:45)
Liverpool v Leicester City (20:00)


Wolves v UNITED (12:30)
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (15:00)
Fulham v Southampton (15:00)
Manchester City v Everton (15:00)
Newcastle United v Leeds United (15:00)
Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal (17:30)


Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa (14:00)
Nottingham Forest v Chelsea (16:30)

All kick-offs are listed in GMT.