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Manchester United 1:0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    Date: Monday, 14 August 2023
    Kickoff Time: 2000 Hrs BST
    Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester



    League Form Guide

    Manchester United: N/A
    Wolverhampton Wanderers: N/A


    Previous League Meetings

    Manchester United 2—0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Wolverhampton Wanderers 0—1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1—0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Wolverhampton Wanderers 0—1 Manchester United

    Wolverhampton Wanderers 1—2 Manchester United


    All-Time League Record

    Manchester United wins: 48
    Wolverhampton Wanderers wins: 33
    Draws: 17


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Erik ten Hag




    Gary O'Neil




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Amad Diallo, Kobbie Mainoo, Tyrell Malacia and Tom Heaton ruled out. Dean Henderson, Anthony Martial and Rasmus Højlund doubtful.


    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    No missing players.


    Know The Opposition



    Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, commonly known as Wolves or The Wanderers, is an English professional football club based in the city of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. The club were founded as St. Luke's in 1877 by John Baynton and John Brodie, after a group of pupils at St Luke's Church school in Blakenhall had been presented with a football by their headmaster Harry Barcroft. Two years later, they merged with local cricket and football club The Wanderers, to form Wolverhampton Wanderers. The club then became one of the twelve founders of the English Football League in 1888 and finished the inaugural season in a creditable third place, as well as reaching their first ever FA Cup Final, losing 3–0 to the first Double winners, Preston North End.

    The club spent 33 years in the top flight from 1932 to 1965, their longest continuous period at that level (albeit league football was in hiatus from 1939 to 1946 due to World War II). During the 1950s, the club was English league champions three times (1953–54, 1957–58 & 1958–59), whilst under the management of Stan Cullis. Wolves has also finished runners-up in the league on five occasions (most recently in 1959–60) and in third place on a further six occasions (most recently in 1960–61). On the domestic cup front, they have won the FA Cup four times, most recently in 1960, and has finished runners-up on a further four occasions, and the Football League Cup twice, in 1974 and 1980.

    Wolves have long-standing rivalries with other West Midlands clubs; the main one is with West Bromwich Albion, against whom they contest the Black Country derby and with whom Wolves has played more league fixtures (146) than any other football opponent, even though the two clubs have not met in a league fixture since 2011–12 (the last season they competed in the same division as each other). Wolves also share rivalries with the two Birmingham clubs, Aston Villa and Birmingham City, though they are much further away than West Bromwich. They play their homes games at the Molineux Stadium, the first stadium ever built for use by a Football League club and one of the first British grounds to have floodlights installed and it hosted some of the earliest European club games in the 1950s.


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    Samid

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    I swear these cnuts sack their manager right before facing us every single year.
     

    Big Andy

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    Wolves are is disarray, we've got a team capable of battering them.

    0-1 incoming.
     

    KiD MoYeS

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    Hoping for a comfortable win but any sort of win will do. We have a tough opening run of fixtures so need a win here.
     

    Niall

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    Should be an easy opening day win...

    ...for Wolves.

    Am I doing this pre-season pessimism thing right?
     

    Samid

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    Anthony Martial is back in full training after recovering from the injury which kept him out of our eight pre-season friendlies
     

    Solius

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    Expecting:

    Onana
    AWB - Varane - Martinez - Shaw
    Casemiro - Mount
    Antony - Bruno - Garnacho
    Rashford
    Hopefully a comfortable win to start the season. I know there's new manager bounce jokes but they're a bit of a mess at the moment.
     

    AngeloHenriquez

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    Expecting:

    Onana
    AWB - Varane - Martinez - Shaw
    Casemiro - Mount
    Antony - Bruno - Garnacho
    Rashford
    Hopefully a comfortable win to start the season. I know there's new manager bounce jokes but they're a bit of a mess at the moment.
    This except we saw from Saturday that Dalot played with the first team and despite his mistake that day, he proved before that he's a more attacking threat and I think Wolves will be aiming to close shop here
     

    Damien

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    Expecting:

    Onana
    Dalot - Varane - Martinez - Shaw
    Casemiro - Mount
    Antony - Bruno - Garnacho
    Rashford​

    Should be a really comfortable win. 3-0.
     

    top1whoisman

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    For whoever is in charge of the lineup predictions stuff, Telles should be removed and at least Mainoo & Amad added :angel:
     

    Jacob

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    Garnacho is my dark horse for fantasy football. Expecting a strong start by him while we wait for Hojlund to come back.
     

    Offside

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    Garnacho is my dark horse for fantasy football. Expecting a strong start by him while we wait for Hojlund to come back.
    Is it confirmed Hojlund is going to be out? Christ sake.
     

    fergosaurus

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    They're unbeaten in preseason and the new manager bounce might be an advantage for them. Can't see us dropping points though, ten Hag will demand a strong start after last season. 2-0 United.
     

    slored1

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    Lineup is clear apart from RB where I guess Dalot starts but would rather see AWB:
    Onana
    Dalot - Varane - Martinez - Shaw
    Casemiro
    Mount - Fernandes
    Antony - Rashford - Garnacho

    Comfortable 2-0 win for United.
     

    DJ_21

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    So glad the season is back! Annoying that we have to wait until Monday night though.
     

    DJ_21

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    Lineup is clear apart from RB where I guess Dalot starts but would rather see AWB:
    Onana
    Dalot - Varane - Martinez - Shaw
    Casemiro
    Mount - Fernandes
    Antony - Rashford - Garnacho

    Comfortable 2-0 win for United.
    Ye id have AWB instead and the other debatable choice would be Garnacho or Sancho. Garnacho obvs deserves the start but you never know.
     

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    GET IN! :devil:

    Can not wait...shame United kick off last on Monday, but as the saying goes...saving the best till last.
     

    Rustyspider13

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    Seeing this thread at the front page put a smile on my face. The wait till Monday will be agonizing. O'Neil will have virtually no prep time with Wolves and will probably go with a defense first approach. We might have to be patient for this one. Going with a 3-0 win-Rashford, Garnacho, Mount.
     

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    I reckon we tear them to pieces. I know what people are saying about them being a bogey side but that's faded recently and they are an absolutely rubbish squad.

    4-0.
     

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    ----------------------Onana------------------------
    --------------------------------------------------------
    -------------Varane-----Martinez-------------
    Dalot----------------------------------------Shaw
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------Casemiro----------------------
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    -----------Bruno-----------Mount---------------
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Antony----------------------------------Sancho
    --------------------Rashford-----------------------

    Garnacho on at 60

    Anything less than a comfortable win is unacceptable in this one. Need to hit the ground running this season.
     

    Dve

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    How wonderful to see a match thread back up again :):):)

    .................... Onana

    Bissaka - Varane - Martinez - Shaw

    ...... Casemiro - Fernandes

    ................... Mount

    Antony - Rashford - Garnacho
     

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    I think we get a scare by going behind, but there's plenty of grit and character in the side now so we recover second half to win 3-1.
     

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    Hopefully we will xG this to an epic 1-0 win.
     

    Levi1

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    Against Wolves we'll probably start Sancho up top and flood the midfield, playing Mount and Bruno
     

    dannyrhinos89

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    at least Ruben Neves has fecked off to Saudi.

    that guy was terrible all season apart from when he always turned up against us.
     

    Blood Mage

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    Onana
    Dalot - Varane - Martinez - Shaw
    Casemiro - Mount
    Antony - Bruno - Rashford
    Sancho
    Pretty much the ideal opening fixture for us as Wolves are a shambles. Anything but a comfortable win would be unacceptable.
     

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    First real test for ETH. :D I hope we'll destroy them 1-0 will do for me.
     
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Post-match discussion

Man of the Match

Aaron Wan-Bissaka image Aaron Wan-Bissaka 35% of 426 votes

Runners-up

Player Ratings

5.4 Total Average Rating

Highest Rated Player

Lowest Rated Player

Compiled from 419 ratings.

Score Predictions

352,6,9
  • Man Utd win
  • Wolves win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 35% Man Utd 2:0 Wolves
  • 25% Man Utd 3:0 Wolves
  • 10% Man Utd 3:1 Wolves
  • 10% Man Utd 4:0 Wolves
  • 6% Man Utd 2:1 Wolves
  • 5% Man Utd 1:0 Wolves
  • 4% Man Utd 5:0 Wolves
  • 1% Man Utd 1:1 Wolves
  • 1% Man Utd 4:1 Wolves
  • 1% Man Utd 0:0 Wolves
  • 1% Man Utd 0:2 Wolves
  • 1% Man Utd 0:1 Wolves
  • 1% Man Utd 6:0 Wolves
  • 0% Man Utd 5:1 Wolves
  • 0% Man Utd 1:2 Wolves
Compiled from 367 predictions.
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Match Stats

  1. Man Utd
  2. Wolves
Possession
51% 49%
Shots
15 23
Shots on Target
3 6
Corners
8 7
Fouls
14 10

Referee

Simon Hooper