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Live Match Preview – Man Utd vs Wolves 12/29/2020

Team news and stats ahead of Man Utd vs Wolves in the Premier League on Tuesday (kick off 8pm).

Team news

Manchester United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could get Aaron Wan-Bissaka back after the defender missed the draw against Leicester with injury.

Victor Lindelof was substituted in this game with a back problem, but Axel Tuanzebe replaced the Sweden international at King Power and is ready to step in from the start.

Edinson Cavani impacted the bench against the Foxes and is pushing to start.

“I trust him, I trust all my players and we have a good competition for places. He will probably start more games than he does not start,” said Solskjaer. “He’s had a big influence and had a big impact since he came here.”

wolves will not recover any of their injured players.

Leander Dendoncker and Willy Boly both missed the 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Sunday and will not be fit, joining Raul Jimenez and Jonny in the treatment room.

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo will be evaluating the rest of his squad, with only a 48-hour delay between matches.

How to follow

Follow Man Utd vs Wolves on our live match blog. Highlights will also be posted on the Sky Sports digital platforms and Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.

Opta Statistics

  • Manchester United have not lost any of their last nine home league games to Wolves (W6 D3), keeping six clean sheets in this set since a 0-1 loss in February 1980.
  • Since returning to the Premier League in 2018, Wolves are unbeaten in their four league encounters with Manchester United (W1 D3), despite conceding the first goal in three of those matches.
  • Manchester United have only lost their last league game in the past eight calendar years (W5 D3), since a 2-3 home loss to Blackburn in 2011.
  • Wolves lost their last Premier League game of 2019 (0-1 to Liverpool) – they have not lost their last league game in consecutive calendar years since 1984 and 1985.
  • After a six-game home run without a league win, Man Utd have won two of their last three games at Old Trafford (D1). The Red Devils have scored as many goals in their 6-2 win over Leeds as they have in their eight home league games combined.
  • Wolves have lost their last two away matches in the Premier League, the last one losing three in a row on the road in the competition in April 2012.
  • Manchester United have conceded at least twice in each of their last three Premier League games, scoring just 2 or more goals consecutively in the competition in August 2001 (4). However, the Red Devils avoided defeat in all three games (W2 D1), with West Ham the last team to have a longer unbeaten Premier League run while conceding more than 2 goals (5 games in March / April 2016) .
  • In their previous game against Spurs, Wolves’ starting XI included seven Portuguese players, one of only three cases in Premier League history, a team had up to seven non-English players in their 11-game. start for one game – Fulham had seven French players against Middlesbrough in 2003, while Newcastle also had seven French against Liverpool in 2013.
  • Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes has both scored and assisted in 29% of his Premier League appearances (8/28) – the highest ratio of any player in the history of the competition.
  • Edinson Cavani has scored three goals and assisted twice in the Premier League, all as a substitute. He is one of six players to have seen their first five Premier League goals go under, while only three players have had their first six goals / assists as under: Lomana Lua Lua, Theo Walcott and Erik Nevland .

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