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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0:1 Manchester United

Molineux

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Sun, 29 August 2021 @ 4:30pm BST
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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    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
    Draws: 17


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær



    Bruno Lage





    Team News

    Manchester United

    Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles and Phil Jones ruled out. Cristiano Ronaldo, Dean Henderson, Edinson Cavani and Scott McTominay doubtful.


    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Jonny, Willy Boly, Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera and Hugo Bueno ruled out.


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    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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    Bastian

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    There'll be a lot of doubt cast on whether Ole is actually good enough this week, which probably means we'll win this match comfortably, as has been the case when he's under any sort of pressure.

    I guess we'll play with a striker in this match.
     

    Bubz27

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    Varane has to come in. Lindelof jumping under the ball a couple of times today and generally having no authority has to have underlined that. Any chance of Cavani being ready?
     

    PoTMS

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    I have an idea. Why don't we start our best players instead of rotate and let pedestrian and past it players get minutes in what was the SECOND game of the season.
     

    GledTheRed

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    They've lost both games so will turn into Brazil 1970 and kick our lazy arses.
     

    dannyrhinos89

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    Can't wait to see James + lindaloff start this game because sancho/varane "are not ready".

    Can't wait for pointless 85th minute subs.
     

    horsechoker

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    Can't wait to see James + lindaloff start this game because sancho/varane "are not ready".

    Can't wait for pointless 85th minute subs.
    I think Sancho will play 60-70 minutes. As for Varane, no idea. I think Ole hoped we'd be 4 up and he could bring him on for 20 minutes.
     

    bosnian_red

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    De Gea
    Wan Bissaka Lindelof Maguire Shaw
    McTominay Fred
    Sancho Bruno Pogba
    Greenwood
    My guess. Need to be a lot sharper than today. Give Sancho a start.
     

    slored1

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    De Gea
    Wan Bissaka Lindelof Maguire Shaw
    McTominay Fred
    Sancho Bruno Pogba
    Greenwood
    My guess. Need to be a lot sharper than today. Give Sancho a start.
    Yep, would do the same as you. Maybe Varane in for Lindelof.

    Martial should not even feature on the bench, the guy is not ready at all.
     

    McGrathsipan

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    Varane has to come in. Lindelof jumping under the ball a couple of times today and generally having no authority has to have underlined that. Any chance of Cavani being ready?
    Maguire was shite as well I might add.
    He wont be dropped though
     

    Strats

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    Varane has to start. Hopefully Cavani can do 20-30 mins.
     

    dannyrhinos89

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    I think Sancho will play 60-70 minutes. As for Varane, no idea. I think Ole hoped we'd be 4 up and he could bring him on for 20 minutes.

    Eitherway there's no excuse for them not to both start this game. Its a whole week away.

    Hopefully cavani is back too and starting.
     

    Rojofiam

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    I predict Varane and Sancho to start now

    De Gea

    Wan-Bissaka
    Varane
    Maguire
    Shaw

    McTominay
    Fred

    Sancho
    Fernandes
    Pogba

    Greenwood


    3-0 United.
     

    siw2007

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    DDG
    AWB Varane Maguire Shaw
    McTominay Fred
    Sancho Fernandes Pogba
    Greenwood​

    Think we will do better next week. This is what I hope we go for but can see the same team he played today. 2-0 win, Greenwood and Bruno to score.
     

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    .................... De Gea

    Bissaka - Varane - Maguire - Shaw

    Fernandes - McTominay - Pogba

    Greenwood - Cavani - Sancho
     

    Bwuk

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    No more Fred please.

    De Gea
    AWB - Varane - Maguire - Shaw
    McTominay - Pogba
    Mason - Bruno - Sancho
    Cavani​
     

    Devil may care

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    I'm guessing the below team will play regularly this season so get them together for the last game before the break.


     

    VanDeBank

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    Wolves will park 2 busses in front of goal like usual. It would make sense to drop Pogba in CM for an underperforming Fred and play a better poacher up top:

    Cavani
    Sancho Bruno Greenwood
    Pogba McTominay
    Shaw Maguire Varane AWB
    De Gea
     

    Can7onA

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    They played well today and should have beaten Spurs by all accounts.
     

    PoTMS

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    Lindelof hasn't been terrible thus far but he needs to sit on the bench from now on. We need our best players on the pitch. They are night and day in terms of quality between him and Varane. There is no time for sentiment for average players. Average shouldn't cut it anymore.
     

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    De Gea
    Bissaka - Lindelof - Maguire - Shaw
    Mctominay - VDB
    Bruno
    Greenwood - Cavani - Pogba
     
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Post-match discussion

Man of the Match

David de Gea image David de Gea 66% of 459 votes

Runners-up

Player Ratings

6.0 Total Average Rating

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Compiled from 450 ratings.

Score Predictions

233,15,35
  • Man Utd win
  • Wolves win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 26% Wolves 1:2 Man Utd
  • 20% Wolves 0:2 Man Utd
  • 12% Wolves 1:3 Man Utd
  • 12% Wolves 0:3 Man Utd
  • 9% Wolves 1:1 Man Utd
  • 6% Wolves 0:1 Man Utd
  • 2% Wolves 0:0 Man Utd
  • 2% Wolves 1:4 Man Utd
  • 2% Wolves 2:1 Man Utd
  • 2% Wolves 1:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Wolves 2:3 Man Utd
  • 1% Wolves 2:2 Man Utd
  • 1% Wolves 0:5 Man Utd
  • 1% Wolves 5:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Wolves 2:0 Man Utd
  • 0% Wolves 3:1 Man Utd
  • 0% Wolves 0:4 Man Utd
  • 0% Wolves 3:5 Man Utd
  • 0% Wolves 1:5 Man Utd
Compiled from 283 predictions.
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Match Stats

  1. Wolves
  2. Man Utd
Possession
44% 56%
Shots
15 10
Shots on Target
6 3
Corners
5 7
Fouls
7 9

Referee

Mike Dean