Wolves vs Manchester United: Potential Lineups

Manchester United's Fred celebrates scoring their first goal with Paul Pogba.

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Yet another away trip awaits Manchester United, this time against the Wolves in the FA Cup.

This is a competition that may be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sole surefire chance at attaining silverware this season, given that they’ve been drawn against Barcelona in their UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Let us have a look at how the Premier League clubs could lineup for the domestic encounter.


Manchester United

The Red Devils are graced by more returns from injury. This week’s training session saw the likes of Jesse Lingard, Ander Herrera, and Juan Mata back in action, and as of such, they could play a role in the crucial game.

In addition, Phil Jones could also be back after having missed out due to illness. This leaves Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia, and Matteo Darmian still injured.

In a late setback, Romelu Lukaku may also miss out on the game due to a sore-foot, while academy graduate Mason Greenwood is presently suffering from illness. Ashley Young won’t be able to start due to his yellow-card suspension against Chelsea.

Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defenders: Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw
Midfielders: McTominay, Pogba, Fred
Forwards: Lingard, Rashford, Martial

Formation: 4-3-3

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The home side have the rare advantage of not having a single injured player on their roster. Even Ryan Bennett’s suspension won’t apply here.

The freshly-promoted side is confident going into the fixture, with player Romain Saiss stating the following earlier this week: “We have to switch on for this game now. It’s an important game for us to get the semi-final at Wembley.

“We play at home, and we have to be ready for this game. We’re going to prepare for this game all week now and try to do something great on Saturday.”

Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio
Defenders: Doherty, Saiss, Coady, Boly, Otto
Midfielders: Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho
Forwards: Jimenez, Jota

Formation: 5-3-2