On Sunday, Manchester United will meet Wolverhampton Wanderers, hoping for a better result after a 1-1 draw with Southampton. On the other hand, the Wolves have lost their first two matches, both 1-0, to European contenders Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, despite strong performances under new manager Bruno Lage. Here is everything you need to know about Wolves vs Manchester United football prediction, team news, and lineup for the first Premier League of the season.
Bolstering Bruno Lage’s offensive options, Daniel Podence made his season debut in Wolves’ League Cup victory in midweek.
Fabio Silva is expected to return to the bench on Sunday despite a strong showing against Nottingham Forest.
Lage is hoping to lineup Adama Traore for the match against Manchester United although he has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham this week
Scott McTominay had groin surgery and will be out for several weeks. Anthony Martial should be relegated to the bench after a poor performance against Southampton last weekend.
After a full week of training, Edinson Cavani could make his season debut and Mason Greenwood should return to the center of the field.
With McTominay ruled out, Nemanja Matic looked off the pace in the 1-1 draw with Southampton, which could open the door for Donny van de Beek.
Given the profile of Wolves’ forwards, Jadon Sancho will hope to make his full United debut, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may opt for Raphael Varane over Victor Lindelof.
Wolves vs Manchester United Prediction
Wolves faced defeat from Leicester and Tottenham in the first two Premier League games but gave Bruno Lage his first win as manager by beating Nottingham Forest 4-0 on Tuesday.
When Manchester United held a 1-1 draw at Southampton, they suffered an early setback in their title challenge.
United remains favorites to win even matches between Wolves and United have been particularly dull in the past.
Manchester United will be eager to avenge their defeat at Southampton last Sunday with a victory over Wolves. If Wolves are unable to convert their chances, this could lead to a slew of clinical United breakaway opportunities throughout the 90 minutes, with Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, and Edinson Cavani all expected to start.
Wolves possible starting lineup:
Sa; Saiss, Coady, Kilman; Marcal, Moutinho, Neves, Hoever; Traore, Jimenez, Trincao
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Beek, Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba, Greenwood
Our Prediction: Wolves 1 – 2 Manchester United