The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date: Sunday, 29 August 2021
Kickoff Time: 1630 Hrs BST
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
League form guide
6. Manchester United: WD
16. Wolverhampton Wanderers: LL
Previous Meetings in the League
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1—2 Manchester United
Manchester United 1—0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester United 0—0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1—1 Manchester United
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2—1 Manchester United
All-Time League Record
Manchester United wins: 44
Wolverhampton Wanderers wins: 33
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles and Phil Jones ruled out. Cristiano Ronaldo, Dean Henderson, Edinson Cavani and Scott McTominay doubtful.
Jonny, Willy Boly, Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera and Hugo Bueno 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.