Wolves v United: Your guide to the game
Manchester United travel to Molineux on Tuesday night to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in our first Premier League game of April.
Coming off the back of a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Watford at the weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side will be looking to avenge the 2-1 defeat at the hands of the hosts in the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup – the last time the two teams met, in mid-March.
With just seven games left to play in the league, United will be looking to take home all three points as we eye up a top-four finish and a place in next season’s Champions League.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…
The game kicks off at 19:45 BST on Tuesday and will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK. Subscribers to MUTV will be able to follow live build-up to the match from 18:15 BST while you can also follow the coverage on ManUtd.com and in the Official App, available to download for free here.
WHAT’S THE TEAM NEWS?
After speaking to the media on Monday morning, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Anthony Martial and United’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku will both be available for selection for the game against Wolves, as well as suggesting that Victor Lindelof could also return. Meanwhile the newly appointed permanent manager has ruled out Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia and Alexis Sanchez as well as Eric Bailly who is reported to have suffered a head injury during the international break.
WHAT ABOUT WOLVES?
With no injuries or suspensions, head coach Nuno Espírito Santo has the benefit of picking from a full squad of players. In their last Premier League game, a 2-0 loss against Burnley, Wolves made two major changes from the Cup win over the Reds, as the Portuguese swapped Matt Doherty and Raul Jimenez for Adama Traore and Ivan Cavaleiro. But Santo may consider rotating his squad further as his side prepare to face Watford in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium this weekend.
HOW ARE THEY GETTING ON?
Tuesday's hosts currently sit in seventh place in the Premier League table, with a 16-point deficit to the team above, Chelsea. In their last six league games Wolves have only managed one win, which came against strugglers Cardiff City; the rest of that period comprises three draws with Chelsea, Newcastle, and Bournemouth, and two losses including a 1-0 defeat to now-relegated Huddersfield Town.
WHAT’S OUR RECORD LIKE AGAINST WOLVES?
This will be the 10th fixture between United and Wolves in the Premier League and the Reds have won six, including a 5-0 thrashing back in 2012 - our last league visit to Molineux. There has only ever been one draw between the two sides in the preceding nine meetings, earlier this season when the Midlands club held us 1-1 at Old Trafford.
WHO’S THE REFEREE?
Mike Dean will take charge of our match at Molineux. The Wirral-born referee will be assisted by Darren Cann and Dan Robathan with Paul Tierney serving as the fourth official.
As we approach the end of the season, there are plenty of important games still to play. Here are the fixtures for the next two days…
TUESDAY 2 APRIL
Watford v Fulham
Wolverhampton Wanderers v United
WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL
Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester City v Cardiff City
Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace
All games will kick off at 19:45 BST.