After strings of disappointing results recently, Wolves and Manchester United would be looking to end the campaign on a high as they clash in this season-closer.
Premier League 2020/2021
This has been a very disappointing campaign for Wolves and they are set to finish outside the top half for the first time since they secured promotion back into the Premier League.
Once Raul Jimenez got injured, they were seemingly unable to recover and no one was able to step up in his place. Moreso, the Midland club have also announced that this would be Nuno Espírito Santo’s last game in charge of the club after four seasons, so he’ll be looking to bow out on a high.
After back to back away defeats against Tottenham and Everton – in which they were unable to score – Wolves will be grateful to end the campaign at home and hopefully give Nuno a proper send off.
Then, ever since Manchester United qualified for the Europa League final & secured a top four finish, they’ve now gone three consecutive games without a win at home after the draw with Fulham last time.
Thus, the Red Devils would be grateful for the chance to end their season away from home, as they haven’t lost at any opposition ground since January 2020.
This is a dicey one, as you’re not precisely sure what Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s plan would be for this game. Will he rest his key players ahead of the Europa League final or will he play them so they can finish this campaign unbeaten away from home, and then help those players pick some form ahead of Wednesday?
Wolves will still be without Jimenez, Pedro Neto, Jonny and Daniel Podence against Manchester United on Sunday.
Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial are not expected to feature in this fixture but Daniel James is expected to return this weekend.
Wolverhampton’s last five PL games: LDWLL
Manchester United’s last five PL games: DWLLD
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 25 away league matches.
Wolves have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Man Utd in all competitions.
Outgoing Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo is unbeaten in 71.72% of the games he managed at the club; (W96, D46, L56).
Manchester United have taken their foot off the pedal since reaching the Europa League final. The final with Villareal is probably the most important thing on Solksjaer’s mind now, so you guess he will be more than happy to go easy on Wolves here, and have his stars rest ahead of that one.
That surely gives enough room for Wolves to hand their man a worthy parting. Even, Nuno’s record against the Red Devils isn’t bad (W2, D4, L2), so he can very much look to replicate the feat again. Back Wolves to defeat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at 6/4.
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