We have a video preview of Manchester United’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Tuesday.
Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: “That was a big moment [last month’s FA Cup win over United], but Tuesday is totally different.
“We competed well. We were very organised and we have to do it again because it will require a lot from us.
“Every time we face a team like Manchester United we have to be ready to compete. We know how good they are – fantastic players, fantastic manager, all the history of a huge club, but we are ready and we want to compete well in Molineux”.”
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “Last time [in the FA Cup] we didn’t play well enough against them, didn’t have enough tempo. It was a different type of game for us, we had the ball for 70% of the time but sometimes possession doesn’t mean you’re going to create chances and score goals.”
- Wolves, who knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup last month, are looking to beat the Red Devils twice in the same season for the first time since 1979-80.
- Wolves have alternated between victory and defeat in the four previous Premier League meetings at Molineux, most recently losing 5-0 in March 2012.
- September’s reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw with Wolves’ Joao Moutinho cancelling out Fred’s opener.
- Wolves have won just one of their last six league matches (D3, L2).
- They are unbeaten in seven home games in all competitions, winning six of them.
- Wolves have earned 10 points against the established top six, more than any of the other teams outside that group (W2, D4, L3).
- They have scored a league-high four own-goals – three by Conor Coady and other from Matt Doherty.
- Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota have provided 11 of Wolves’ last 15 home league goals, scoring six and five respectively.
- Jota has contributed five goals and three assists in his last six league games at Molineux.
- Manchester United have earned more Premier League points than any other side since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho. Their tally of 35 is one more than Liverpool over the same period.
- Solskjaer’s side have lost their last two away matches in all competitions, having previously won nine successive games on their travels in league and cup.
- They have won only one of their nine league fixtures against sides currently in the top seven this term (D4, L4).
- The last time United failed to beat a promoted side either home or away in a Premier League campaign was in 2002-03, when they drew at home and lost away to Manchester City.
- Paul Pogba has been directly involved in five of United’s last eight league goals, scoring two and setting up three.
- Since his United debut in February 2016, Marcus Rashford has scored 45 goals for the club in all competitions, more than any other player.