FA Cup: Wolves vs Manchester United Preview


04 January 2020 live

18:31 UTC

FA Cup

Manchester United


Wolverhampton vs Manchester United

After a 2-0 loss in the hands of Arsenal on New Year Day, Manchester United will travel to Wolverhampton’s home for an FA Cup tie – 3rd round. This match will take place on Saturday, 4th of January, 2020. Manchester United who like a shadow of themselves in their last match will be hoping to redeem themselves against another Premier League side. One with a reputation of surprising stronger sides – as they did against Manchester City a few days ago.

Ole Gunnar’s side is expected to make a few changes to the side that started against Arsenal. Mason Greenwood is expected to lead the attack. The expected formation is 4-2-3-1. Behind Mason Greenwood we expect to see; Rashford – Pereira – James backed up by Fred – Matic. In defense; Williams – Maguire – Lindelof – Young. De Gea will likely be away so Romero can have a few precious minutes against his name. Mason Greenwood and Rashford will be the ones keeping an eye on the four corners of Wolverhampton’s goal post. Hoping to strike at a moment’s notice.

Meanwhile, Wolves will be coming from a 2-1 loss in their last match. They lost their last premiere league tie to Watford. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will line up with a 3-4-3. We expect to see a trio of Jota – Jimenez – Traore supported with a midfield of Jonny – Moutinho – Neves – Doherty. In defense Saiss – Coady – Kilman protecting goal-keeper, Ruddy. Wolves remain unbeaten in their last four matches against Manchester United and remain undefeated in their last six FA Cup matches.

Reports have it that Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial were sent home from training on Friday due to illness. They will be unlikely to appear from the bench. Paul Pogba, Marcus Rojo and Scott Mc Tominay are all ruled out due to injury. Meanwhile, Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota are expected to return to the starting XI for Wolves. Both were onlookers from the bench in their 2-1 defeat to Watford on Wednesday.

Expect a resilient Wolves side doing everything possible in a bid to frustrate Manchester United and cause problems for them in front of goal. Man. U will have to keep an eye on Adama Traore who was in ‘beast mode’ for Wolves twice this season against City. Nuno Espirito Santo will be selecting his best side as he doesn’t have to deal with any major injury problems.

The match kicks-off at 5:31 (UK Time).

Venue: Molineux Stadium

Competition: FA Cup

Time: 5:31 (UK Time).


What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:31.