Your essential guide to Wolves v United
Manchester United head to Molineux on Saturday night to take on Wolves in the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking for a strong response from his side following last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League. United will be aiming to make the semi-finals of this competition for the second season in a row with a victory over their fellow Premier League rivals.
The two sides drew 1-1 in the previous meeting in the league back in September at Old Trafford, when Fred scored his first goal for the club.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?
The match kicks off at 19:55 GMT on Saturday and will be broadcast live on BBC One in the UK. Subscribers to MUTV will be able to enjoy live build-up to the match from 18:30 GMT, while you can also follow our coverage of the match on ManUtd.com and in the Official App, which you can download here.
WHAT'S THE TEAM NEWS?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed to the media on Friday that our top scorer Romelu Lukaku will be assessed ahead of the game after he sustained a sore foot. He also said Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera have trained all week, while Phil Jones is available again after injury and Mason Greenwood was set to train on Friday after missing Wednesday's UEFA Youth League tie at FC Midtjylland through illness. Alexis Sanchez is still sidelined with the injury he sustained against Southampton earlier this month, while Ashley Young is suspended after picking up a second yellow card in the FA Cup in our 2-0 win at Chelsea in the last round.
WHAT ABOUT WOLVES?
Nuno Espirito Santo appears to have the luxury of picking from a full squad for Saturday night's tie, after revealing he has no injury concerns going into the match. Ryan Bennett is currently serving a two-match ban in the league after collecting his 10th yellow card of the season against Cardiff, but is available for selection in the FA Cup. Their last starting XI – for a 1-1 draw against Chelsea – was as follows: Rui Patricio; Doherty, Saiss, Coady, Boly, Otto; Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho; Jiminez, Jota. Nuno told the media on Friday:
“Everybody's working very well, so we have to make the right decisions, to try to get the right result, but all the squad is working very well.”
HOW ARE THEY GETTING ON?
Wolves currently sit seventh in the Premier League following last weekend’s draw at Stamford Bridge. They began their cup run with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the third round, before being taken to a replay by League One strugglers Shrewsbury in round four, which they eventually won 3-2 at Molineux. A single goal from Ivan Cavaleiro in the fifth round saw them beat Bristol City 1-0 to make it through to the quarter-finals.
ONE TO WATCH
Raul Jimenez has been a key part of Wolves' success this season following his loan move from Benfica during the summer transfer window. The Mexican forward has scored 12 goals in his debut Premier League campaign and a further two in the FA Cup, after netting against Liverpool and Shrewsbury in previous rounds. Jimenez has faced United three times before: earlier this season with Wolves and twice for Benfica in last season’s Champions League. But he has yet to find the net against the Reds.
WHAT’S OUR RECORD LIKE AGAINST WOLVES?
United have previously faced Wolves on 96 occasions and boast the upper hand over the years, winning 46 times, drawing 18 and losing 32. Our last visit to Molineux was back in 2012, when goals from Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia, Danny Welbeck and two from Javier Hernandez earned a 5-0 win. Our last meeting in the FA Cup came during the fourth round in 2006, where Sir Alex Ferguson's side recorded a 3-0 victory.
WHO’S THE REFEREE?
Martin Atkinson will take charge of Saturday night’s quarter-final. Atkinson has been in charge of two United games this season: the 3-1 defeat at Liverpool in December and the 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace in February. Stephen Child and Constantine Hatzidakis will be his assistants, with Roger East as fourth official. VAR will be in use, with Chris Kavanagh and Derek Eaton assessing the key decisions.
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Highlights: United 1 Wolves 1Video
United will be the third of Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-finals, with the final game taking place on Sunday. Here’s the full schedule…
SATURDAY 16 MARCH
Watford v Crystal Palace (12:15 GMT)
Swansea City v Manchester City (17:20 GMT)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United (19:55 GMT)
SUNDAY 17 MARCH
Millwall v Brighton & Hove Albion (14:00 GMT)
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