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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2:1 Manchester United

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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    ..........VS..........



    Date - Tuesday, 02nd April 2019
    Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs BST
    Venue - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton




    League standings and form guide

    4. Manchester United: DWWLW

    7. Wolverhampton Wanderers: DLWDL


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 1—1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Wolverhampton Wanderers 0—5 Manchester United

    Manchester United 4—1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Wolverhampton Wanderers 2—1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2—1 Wolverhampton Wanderers


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins: 42
    Wolverhampton Wanderers wins: 32
    Draws: 14


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær


    Nuno Espírito Santo



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Alexis Sánchez, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Eric Bailly ruled out. Anthony Martial doubtful.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Ryan Bennett ruled out.


    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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    ManRed

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    Will be a good test of character of the squad as we are playing them so soon and still not playing on top form.

    Same team as today but Fred/Scott and Lingard in for Mata and Matic.
     

    bosnian_red

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    Hope we're on it and motivated to get revenge now. Hopefully we'll have everyone fully fit as well.

    De Gea
    Young Smalling Lindelof Shaw
    Matic
    Herrera Pogba
    Lingard
    Rashford Martial
    Could be Lukaku starting for Lingard though. Or Jones for Lindelof depending on what his situation is. Would be a huge win.
     

    ErranMorad

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    A performance like today and we'll get schooled again. Hopefully, we are out for revenge.

    De Gea
    Dalot Smalling Lindelof Shaw
    Matic
    Pereira Pogba
    Rashford Lukaku Martial​
     

    Thiagoal

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    I think Wolves will play their reserves so am confident we'll win
     

    Nico87

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    They will probaly be resting half their team for the cup at the weekend, so it's a good time as any to go there.
     

    charlenefan

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    Hopefully we're out for revenge and Lukaku is back up front
     

    Adisa

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    Best chance is if they have their mind on the semi final. Our form is woeful.
     

    matherto

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    The confidence/happiness I've had ever since Ole arrived has washed off after today and I'm expecting us to lose and that feels horrible but this team just isn't good enough and their heads need a wobble after the PSG game because they've been shite since.
     

    BlueHaze

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    They have an FA cup semi 4 days after this game so I expect them to rest key players to avoid injuries. This is a must win for us.
     

    Paul_Scholes18

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    If they keep playing really deep then it is on us to try to create things. Pogba need to step up and we do need Lukaku. I would try to put some more crosses into the box and mix up how we do attack against them.
     

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    Did Wolves play their full strength team at Burnley? Wouldn't surprise me if they rested a few given they have Cup semi on the weekend. Cup is probably once in a lifetime opportunity for them while if they keep this group together they can have another top half finish next season.

    One of the toughest fixtures left in Man. United run in but I do think playing them just before the semi final helps as I don't think they'll quite play with the same intensity they did a few weeks back.

    1-2.
     

    FootballHQ

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    Game raising twats.
    This has to be one of the most annoying phrases I read on here. Last time I looked they've also won or drawn v Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man. City this season. Also beat Liverpool (b) in the cup.

    They're saving points off Liverpool in the league for the final day.;)
     

    FlawlessThaw

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    This has to be one of the most annoying phrases I read on here. Last time I looked they've also won or drawn v Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man. City this season. Also beat Liverpool (b) in the cup.

    They're saving points off Liverpool in the league for the final day.;)
    Irrespective of the phrase, you just helped his argument that they raise their performance against the big teams.
     

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    De Gea
    Young Smalling Lindelof Shaw
    Fred Herrera
    Pogba
    Lingard Lukaku Rashford
     

    freeurmind

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    This has to be one of the most annoying phrases I read on here. Last time I looked they've also won or drawn v Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man. City this season. Also beat Liverpool (b) in the cup.

    They're saving points off Liverpool in the league for the final day.;)
    Wow you tried to disprove his point and ended up providing clear evidence for it. Hopefully I never get anyone like you as my lawyer.
     

    dwd

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    This has to be one of the most annoying phrases I read on here. Last time I looked they've also won or drawn v Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man. City this season. Also beat Liverpool (b) in the cup.

    They're saving points off Liverpool in the league for the final day.;)
    Amazing, well done on agreeing with me. They’ve also lost to Huddersfield. Twice.
     

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    Irrespective of the phrase, you just helped his argument that they raise their performance against the big teams.
    TBH on here it's usually used solely to describe a team who plays like their life depends on it v Man. United and then rolls over to likes of Liverpool and Arsenal. Didn't someone actually do a thread on the main forum of why do teams always try harder v Manchester United. Sure it was a few months.

    Edit: Brighton also got accused of this as they keep beating you down there and lose to likes of Chelsea and Liverpool comfortably.

    Anyway the point from me is Wolves give all of the top 6 a very hard game this season home or away.
     

    FlawlessThaw

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    TBH on here it's usually used solely to describe a team who plays like their life depends on it v Man. United and then rolls over to likes of Liverpool and Arsenal. Didn't someone actually do a thread on the main forum of why do teams always try harder v Manchester United. Sure it was a few months.

    Edit: Brighton also got accused of this as they keep beating you down there and lose to likes of Chelsea and Liverpool comfortably.

    Anyway the point from me is Wolves give all of the top 6 a very hard game this season home or away.
    I can't comment on seeing every post on here but if it is being used to describe a team that out performs vs. United but underperforms vs. nearest rivals than it's not really game-raising. The people who are using it that way are using it wrongly. Either way it doesn't seem like @dwd was using it in that way so you did back up his argment.

    Wolves are the best team outside of the big 6. And there is more motivation in playing a top side than Huddersfield or Burnley regardless.
     

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    DDG
    Young Lindelof Smalling Shaw
    Herrera Fred Pogba
    Lingard Martial Rashford
     
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    Minimalist

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    Really should be beating these if some of our lads could be bothered to get their fcuking finger out.

    Caused our own downfall in both games against them this season (despite their surprising good table position).
     

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    Can Ole play McTominay instead of Matic for this one? Just saying, Matic came in for McTominay for Arsenal, Wolves and Watford and those were arguably our three worst games under Ole and one of the common threads in it is MF play.
     

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    Hopefully OGS has learned something from the F.A cup game and goes 4-3-3, need to track Doherty runs

    DDG
    Young Smalling Lindelof Shaw
    Herrera Fred Pogba
    Lingard Rashford Martial
     

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    The football we have played for the last month and a half has been disgraceful, no conviction on the ball, no attacking platform, stagnant, laziness, relying on individual brilliance persistently vs team collective goals.

    If the opposition sits we have absolutely no outlet, we play without the midfield everything shifts wide nothing comes through the middle and even if it did Herrera and Matic are top 8 material no quality when in possession.

    What solskjaer / carrick need to do is coach the attacking play, coach the movement off the ball, coach how to utilise and exploit spaces. It's this emphasis on coaching which separates Liverpool and City from the rest they impose their system. We need to play behind a philosophy not tactical counter attacking football because there's no plan B C D when it doesn't work.
     

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    Hopefully, they will have eye on the weekend and relax a bit. But if we go in there with same performance like today, we’re getting crushed.
     

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    Must win. Can't afford to drop points anymore if we want to make top 4. Wolves are good but we are better if we play as well as we know we can. Just hope the players are up for this one.
     

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    Jones and Smalling looked after Deeney really well against Watford, and in Jimenez, they'll have a similar player up against them, in that he's a strong target man. Because of that, I would like to see the same centre back partnership, as I thought Lindelof struggled a bit against Jimenez in the cup, however, I can see him coming back in for Jones, who does struggle to play two games in such a short amount of time.

    I would like to see:

    De Gea
    Young Smalling Jones Shaw
    Pogba Herrera
    Pereira Lingard Rashford
    Martial
     

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    They will rest a few players as they play a FA Cup semi next Sunday and it is a much more important game for them. Whether this will help a lot is another question.
     

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    I don't see how we beat them tbh.
    They have an FA Cup game coming up. The league position is more or less settled for them so this result doesn't matter that much to them. So I'm hoping they'll rest a few players or atleast won't go full throttle for this match.
     

    charlenefan

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    Anyone know why this game is being played on Tuesday? I mean I get it couldn't be played next weekend but surely neither team knew they'd be in an FA Cup semi final when this date was set?
     

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    Anyone know why this game is being played on Tuesday? I mean I get it couldn't be played next weekend but surely neither team knew they'd be in an FA Cup semi final when this date was set?
    Given the date was finalised straight after Wolves and United drew each other in the QF you'd assume they had a decent idea that one of those would reach the SF.
     

    charlenefan

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    Given the date was finalised straight after Wolves and United drew each other in the QF you'd assume they had a decent idea that one of those would reach the SF.
    Oh was it? I thought the date was set well before that
     
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Score Predictions

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Detailed Results

  • 28% Wolves 1:2 Man Utd
  • 14% Wolves 0:2 Man Utd
  • 10% Wolves 1:1 Man Utd
  • 8% Wolves 0:1 Man Utd
  • 8% Wolves 2:1 Man Utd
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