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Man Utd v Wolves: Fifth place up for grabs

31 Jan 2020
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

Manchester United host Wolverhampton Wanderers with the teams locked on 34 points in the race for the top four. 

The hosts are ahead on goal difference but have suffered back-to-back defeats. Wolves have won only one of their last five matches.

Team news

New signing Bruno Fernandes starts for Man Utd but Nemanja Matic serves a one-match suspension.

He joins Marcus Rashford (back), Paul Pogba (ankle), Scott McTominay (knee) and Axel Tuanzebe on the sidelines.

Nuno Espirito Santo says new signing Daniel Podence provides "a good option" following his move to Wolves from Olympiacos.

The head coach reports no fresh injury concerns with Ruben Vinagre (hamstring) remaining sidelined.

Did you know?

Man Utd are unbeaten in 11 home matches against Wolves in all competitions (W9 D2) since losing 0-1 in February 1980.

The Red Devils have lost only two of their last 60 home league matches in February (W42 D16), suffering defeats to Middlesbrough in 2004 and Man City in 2008.

Raul Jimenez has been directly involved in 20 goals in his last 22 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 and assisting eight.

Only Marcus Rashford, with 13, has scored more goals in all competitions at Old Trafford this season than Mason Greenwood, who has netted with eight of his 14 shots on target.

Match officials 

Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Harry Lennard, Marc Perry. Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh. VAR: Mike Dean. Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.

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