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  • December 10, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: M. Oliver
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Premier League Preview: Manchester United - Wolves

The Red Devils have already bowed out of two competitions this season, as a defeat to Crystal Palace saw them exit the League Cup, while the loss to Basel spelled doom in Europe.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

MANCHESTER UNITED
 


De Gea
Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra
Nani, Jones, Carrick, Young
Welbeck, Rooney


WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Hennessey
Stearman, Johnson,
Berra, Ward
Edwards, Henry, Guedioura, Hunt
O'Hara
Fletcher
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be without Anderson (knee), Dimitar Berbatov (ankle), Tom Cleverley (ankle), Fabio (hamstring), with his brother Rafael also sidelined with a knock.

The list of those injured in battle continues as Javier Hernandez (ankle), Michael Owen (thigh) and Nemanja Vidic (knee) are all out for this fixture. The latter could be out for a few months after a nasty-looking fall at Basel.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy will likely miss the services of Jody Craddock (hamstring) and Kevin Foley (ankle), while Michael Kightly is unavailable because he is out on loan with Watford.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Manchester United has won only one of its last five matches in all competitions. Two losses, against Crystal Palace and Basel, saw the club bow out of the League Cup and the Champions League respectively.
  • No team has been able to keep a clean sheet against the Red Devils this season, which means that they have scored in every game in every competition during the course of the current campaign.
  • But Sir Alex Ferguson's men have not been prolific in recent weeks, as they have scored exactly one goal in their last seven games in the Premier League.
  • Even Wolverhampton Wanderers have scored more in their last seven league games, as they have hit the back of the net nine times.
  • The last time these two sides met was back in February at Molineux. Mick McCarthy's men managed to secure a 2-1 victory on that occasion as goals from George Elokobi and Kevin Doyle saw the then bottom-placed team beating the league leader at the time.
  • If all matches ended at halftime, Wolves would find themselves at the bottom of the Premier League.

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Players to watch

W. Rooney

Position: Attacker

Games: 12

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W. Hennessey

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Manchester United

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Manchester United FC MNU
Manchester United FC Manchester United
Draw
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC WOL
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Wolverhampton Wanderers
82%

Top 3 Predictions

Manchester United FC MNU
2 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC WOL
Manchester United FC MNU
3 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC WOL
Manchester United FC MNU
1 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC WOL

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