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United v Wolves: All the essential info

Monday 28 December 2020 13:00

Manchester United will be hoping to extend our excellent recent Premier League form when we host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday.

The Reds moved to within five points of the top of the table, with a game in hand, following the latest round of matches, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will be aiming to further close that gap in our next festive fixture.

Wolves, who have been one of our most common opponents in recent seasons, travel to Manchester in 11th place after the first 15 games of the campaign, but will be buoyed by a great point last time out against Tottenham Hotspur.

Here, we’ve rounded up all the essential pre-match information for our final fixture of 2020…

The match kicks off at 20:00 GMT and will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime in the UK. Supporters who sign up for Amazon Prime will be able to watch all 10 Premier League matches from the upcoming round of fixtures. United fans will also be able to follow all the action on and in our Official App, where you can also track in-game data using our Match Centre. MUTV will provide build-up, live radio commentary and post-match reaction as well as showing full reruns of the game the following day.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka returned to training on Sunday after missing the Reds’ last two games and could reclaim his starting berth at right-back, as his replacement on Boxing Day, Victor Lindelof, is a doubt. With such a busy fixture schedule at this time of year, Ole might be tempted to refresh his XI for the visit of Nuno Espirito Santo’s men. The majority of the group who didn’t start against Leicester City were involved in training on Sunday, including the likes of Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani.

As for Wolves, Willy Boly and Leander Dendoncker are doubts after missing their last two through injury, while long-term absentees Raul Jimenez and Jonny Otto remain on the sidelines for the Black Country outfit.
Victor Lindelof is a doubt for Tuesday after a back problem led to him being substituted on Boxing Day.

The Reds are unbeaten in eight in the league, a run that stretches back to the start of November. We extended that record last time out with that 2-2 draw at Leicester. After a patchy start to the season at home, United have impressed at Old Trafford of late, winning two of our last three league matches. In our most recent encounter at the Theatre of Dreams, Ole’s men put six past Leeds United in one of the most entertaining games so far in 2020/21.

Wolves have found it difficult in recent weeks without the services of star man Raul Jimenez. In the Mexican’s absence, following the fractured skull he suffered against Arsenal, the Midlands club have won once in their last five, with that coming against Chelsea. Last time out, they drew 1-1 with Spurs, following a 2-1 loss at Burnley. Wolves have also found things more difficult on the road this term, winning just one of their last four away from Molineux.
Highlights: Leicester 2 United 2 Video

Highlights: Leicester 2 United 2

Watch all four goals, plus other key moments, from an entertaining 2020/21 draw at the King Power Stadium…


Wolves boast one of the Premier League’s top goalkeepers in their ranks, with Portuguese international Rui Patricio between the sticks. Ahead of him, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss have impressed this term, with Santo often switching between a back three and a four-man defence. In the attacking areas, Daniel Podence’s movement and speed have caused plenty of problems for opposition defenders this season, and the winger netted in recent wins over Arsenal and Chelsea.


: Jonathan Moss
Assistants: Marc Perry & Dan Robathan
Fourth official: Paul Tierney
VAR: Simon Hooper
Assistant VAR: Derek Eaton

The latest round of Premier League fixtures is spread from 15:00 GMT on Monday 28 December to 20:00 GMT on Wednesday when Liverpool’s trip to Newcastle United wraps things up...

Crystal Palace v Leicester City (15:00 GMT)
Chelsea v Aston Villa (17:30 GMT)
Everton v Manchester City (20:00 GMT)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal
Burnley v Sheffield United
Southampton v West Ham United
West Bromwich Albion v Leeds United
UNITED V Wolverhampton Wanderers (20:00 GMT)

Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham
Newcastle United v Liverpool (20:00 GMT)

*All games kick off at 18:00 GMT, unless stated otherwise.