How to watch and follow United v Wolves

Sunday 02 January 2022 08:00

Manchester United ended 2021 with a convincing home victory against Burnley, and seek to open the New Year with an equally confident display as Wolverhampton Wanderers come to town.

It’s the second of three consecutive Old Trafford fixtures and the fifth of seven successive evening kick-offs.

As English football’s busy festive schedule continues at a pace, here’s everything you need to know about United v Wolves in one place...


The game at Old Trafford kicks off at 17:30 GMT on Monday 3 January and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK. MUTV's coverage will begin when Matchday Live goes on air at 18:55 GMT - the show will include pre-match build-up, live match radio commentary and post-match analysis. Alternatively, you can follow the game with live updates via and our Official App.


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Rangnick considers attacking options for Wolves


The boss has revealed that he will have plenty of firepower to call upon for our first game of 2022.


Ralf Rangnick will be able to call upon the vast majority of his squad for Monday’s match, with Paul Pogba remaining the notable exception as he continues his recovery from injury. Bruno Fernandes will be available again after his one-game suspension. Edinson Cavani and Raphael Varane both started matches between Christmas and New Year, and a sustained return for the pair would be a major boost. Victor Lindelof was absent from the draw at Newcastle and win over Burnley after testing positive for COVID-19 last Sunday.

Wolves are without Hee-Chan Hwang (thigh), who is expected to be out until February, and Jonny, on his way back from a long-term knee problem. Our visitors have had several COVID cases, hence the postponement of their 28 December match against Arsenal; meanwhile, Pedro Neto (knee) and Willy Boly (calf) are long-term absentees.


The Black Country side have seen their last two matches, against Watford and Arsenal, postponed and have thus not played since Christmas. Their most recent match was a 0-0 home draw against Chelsea a fortnight ago.

As for United, the Reds are now eight games unbeaten (five wins, three draws) and pushed away the frustration of last Monday’s 1-1 away draw with Newcastle to comfortably beat Burnley at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Highlights: United 3 Burnley 1 Video

Highlights: United 3 Burnley 1

See how the Reds completed 2021 with a flourish by defeating the Clarets at Old Trafford…


Bruno Lage began his coaching career at only 21, training youth teams at his hometown club, Vitoria Setubal in Portugal. The now 45-year-old went on to spend eight years in the Benfica Academy from 2004, later serving as Carlos Carvalhal’s assistant at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City. He returned to Benfica as B-team boss in 2018, before becoming first-team manager in January 2019, initially as caretaker. Lage won 18 of his first 19 league games to win the 2018/19 Primeira Liga title. Out of work since June 2020 after a poor run of form, Lage joined Wolves in June, and has since restored the club’s hard-to-beat ethic.


Mason Greenwood’s 80th-minute strike gave United all three points to take home from our August trip to Molineux. At the time, Wolves had zero points, were finding goals hard to come by and results even harder. It took some time for their campaign to get up and running, but it did soon after our 1-0 victory.

In the 2018/19 season, Wolves managed two wins and a draw in our three meetings in the Premier League and FA Cup, leaving many with the sense we’d found a new bogey team. More recent results have put paid to that. United have won four of the last seven encounters, drawing the other three. On only two of those last seven occasions has more than one goal been scored in the game.

Highlights: Wolves 0 United 1 Video

Highlights: Wolves 0 United 1

Watch De Gea's incredible double save, Greenwood's winner and other important twists...


Ahead of Christmas, Wolves’ last six PL matches had seen just four goals scored – the lowest tally across a six-game spell by any team in the competition since Wigan Athletic in 2009 (also four).

This will be our 109th meeting with Wolves. United have 52 victories to the Midlands team's 36 and there have been 20 draws.


Referee: Mike Dean
Assistants: Darren Cann, Eddie Smart
Fourth official: Robert Jones
VAR: Andre Marriner
Assistant VAR: Gary Beswick

Our first goals of the last 10 years Video

Our first goals of the last 10 years

Will our opening strike of 2022 be as good as those from 2012 to 2021? Let’s hope it comes against Wolves on Monday…


Arsenal 1 Man City 2
Leicester v Norwich (postponed)
Watford 0 Tottenham 1
Crystal Palace 2 West Ham 3

Brentford v Aston Villa
Everton v Brighton
Leeds v Burnley
Southampton v Newcastle (postponed)
Chelsea v Liverpool (16:30 GMT)

All kick-offs 14:00 GMT unless stated.

UNITED v Wolves (17:30 GMT)