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Man Utd vs Wolves: FA Cup preview, predictions & confirmed XIs as Solskjaer rests Rashford, starts Greenwood

By Mohamed Moallim

Man Utd vs Wolves: FA Cup preview, predictions & possible XIs

Published: 18:00, 15 January 2020

Manchester United host Wolves in an FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday evening.

The original game at Molineux ended goalless with Nuno Espírito Santo’s men having a goal chalked off due to Matt Doherty handling the ball.

Man United are hoping to make amends for their most recent domestic cup game at Old Trafford which saw neighbours Manchester City humble them 3-1.

Read on for our Man Utd v Wolves preview, predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Man Utd vs Wolves and what TV channel is it on?

Competition: FA Cup (third-round replay)

Venue: Old Trafford

Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Kick-off: 7:45 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 1

Last five meetings: Man Utd vs Wolves

4 January 2020: Wolves 0-0 Man Utd (FA Cup)

19 August 2019: Wolves 1-1 Man Utd (Premier League)

2 April 2019: Wolves 2-1 Man Utd (Premier League)

16 March 2019: Wolves 2-1 Man Utd (FA Cup)

22 September 2018: Man Utd 1-1 Wolves (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Man Utd (DDLLD) 4-6 Wolves (DDWWD)

Ones to watch

Man Utd: Marcus Rashford

In what’s been another topsy-turvy season for Man Utd, one player has seen his stock rise considerably through strong and consistent performances. Marcus Rashford is fulfilling the potential many envisaged when he spectacularly broke through under Louis van Gaal in spring 2016.

Key stat: Rashford is Man Utd‘s leading goalscorer in all competitions this season (19).

Wolves: Raúl Jiménez

Could Raúl Jiménez be wearing Man Utd‘s iconic red jersey the next time he plays at Old Trafford? Recent stories have suggested the Mexican marksman, who’s enjoying another prolific campaign for Wolves, is of interest to the Red Devils. For now, Jiménez’s priority is to cause Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s men further headaches at the back.

Key stat: Jiménez has been involved in three goals (one goal and two assists) in six matches against Man Utd. 

Team news

Man Utd

Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are both definitely ruled out for this clash, but Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelöf continue in central defence.

Confirmed XI: Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelöf, Williams; Fred, Matic; Greenwood, Mata, Martial.

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Wolves

Confirmed XI: Ruddy; Doherty, Coady, Dendoncker, Saïss, Otto; Traoré, Moutinho, Neves, Neto; Jiménez.

Squawka prediction

Games between these two sides have been closely fought encounters of late and Wednesday evening will be no different. We expect Man Utd to edge it on penalties after a tense period of extra time and book their place in the fourth round.

Scoreline prediction: Man Utd 1-1 Wolves (Man Utd to win on pens)