Manchester United v Wolves Preview

Gabriel Obertan Manchester United 2010/11 David Jones Wolves Manchester United V Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-2) 26/10/10 Carling Cup 4th Round Photo: Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom
This afternoon Manchester United will play Wolves at Old Trafford, in the Premier League. Not only is there an important Premier League match but today, Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates 24 years as manager of Man United.

United will be without Luis Nani, who picked up a groin strain midweek. Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, Owen Hargreaves, Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney are also out. Anderson, Darron Gibson, Federico Macheda and Jonny Evans were all missing midweek due to a virus, they are all rated as doubtful.

Wolves have no new injury problems but they will be without Jody Craddock, Ronad Zubar, Michael Kightly and Adlene Guedioura.

Man United currently sit third in the table, five points behind Chelsea but level on points with Arsenal who have a better goal difference. Before today's matches, Wolves are 19th in the table with 9 points. In the league they have lost to five game, drawing three and winning two, one of which was against Manchester City.

Head-to-head there have been 94 meetings between the two teams in all competitions. Man United have won a total of 45 times, Wolves have won 33 times and there have been 16 draws.

The most recent match was only a few weeks back, in the League Cup at Old Trafford. United went through after a 3-2 win with goals from Tiago Bebe, Ji-Sung Park and Javier Hernandez.

Tomorrows referee is Phil Dowd, he has refereed 11 games so far this season, showing 46 yellow cards and three reds. He officiated Man United’s 2-2 draw with Bolton in late September. He also took charge of the game that saw Wolves lose 2-1 to Fulham.

One Response so far.

  1. onkar says:

    giggs may feature in this match courtsey mike phelan's interview. hope for the best. i would love to see bebe and oberton in action again as we are without nani and park should be given enough rest for the manchester derby next week.GGMU

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