Both Manchester United and Wolves will be looking to secure a fourth successive victory across all competitions when they meet at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Reds stumbled their way out of the blocks in 2018-19, but Jose Mourinho has seen his side start to build momentum through their Premier League and Champions League campaigns.
Fellow Portuguese Nuno has been enjoying similar success at Molineux, with Sheffield Wednesday seen off in the Carabao Cup before overcoming West Ham and Burnley in the English top flight.
Wolves have kept clean sheets in all of those outings and will head to Manchester buoyed by the fact that they have already taken a point off reigning champions City this season.
|Game||Manchester United vs Wolves|
|Date||Saturday, September 22|
|Time||3pm BST / 10am EST|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game will be available to watch live on television via NBC Sports Gold and streamed live online using the NBC Sports Gold app.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBC Sports Gold||NBC Sports Gold app|
The game will not be shown live on television in the United Kingdom (UK) due to the 3pm kick-off blackout.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Position||Man Utd players|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Romero, Grant|
|Defenders||Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Young, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian, Dalot|
|Midfielders||Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Fellaini, McTominay, Fred, Pereira, Chong, Gomes, Hamilton|
|Forwards||Sanchez, Lukaku, Martial|
Antonio Valencia slots back in at right-back despite Diogo Dalot’s impressive debut against Young Boys, with the United captain having not been risked on an artificial pitch in Europe.
Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic are both serving suspensions, while Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo miss out, but Alexis Sanchez, Marouane Fellaini and Jesse Lingard have all been recalled.
Potential Man Utd XI: De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Fred, Fellaini, Pogba; Sanchez, Lingard; Lukaku.
|Goalkeepers||Patricio, Ruddy, Norris|
|Defenders||Doherty, Bennett, Coady, Hause, Boly, Vinagre, Jonny|
|Midfielders||Neves, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Jota, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Giles, Watt, Pote|
|Forwards||Costa, Bonatini, Jimenez, Traore, Ashley-Seal|
Wolves’ success to this point has been built around a settled selection, and they have named the same starting XI will be named for a sixth successive fixture.
Adama Traore remains on the bench, with Nuno having resisted the temptation to shuffle his pack. Ivan Cavaleiro is the only player on the sidelines.
Potential Wolves XI: Patricio; Bennet, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny; Jota, Costa; Jimenez.
Betting & Match Odds
Manchester United are overwhelming favourites to emerge victorious, with bet365 pricing them at 4/7 to collect all three points. Wolves are considered to be 11/2 shots to secure a notable scalp on their travels, while a draw is available at 10/3.
Mourinho has seen some of the pressure which had been building on him prior to the international break start to ease, with United enjoying a welcome return to form.
The Red Devils have conceded just once during their recent three-game winning run, with that solitary effort coming during a victory at Vicarage Road which ended Watford’s faultless opening to the season.
There is, however, a need to start making Old Trafford a fortress again, with an opening weekend win over Leicester representing their only success on home soil this term.
Having enjoyed a productive period on the road, six of United’s next eight games are set to be staged in front of their own supporters, making it imperative that they start to inspire confidence.
Wolves, though, promise to be a tough nut to crack on Saturday, with an ambitious outfit having settled quickly back among English football’s elite.
They boast a number of highly rated performers on their books, including reported United target Ruben Neves, with stability and continuity being rewarded on the field.
In Nuno, they also boast a manager making quite a name for himself, with the former goalkeeper a man who should know all about Mourinho’s tactics having previously played under him at Porto.