Manchester United v Wolves live stream, Monday 3 January, 5.30pm GMT
Manchester United will be looking to make it five wins in their last six matches when Wolves visit Old Trafford on Monday.
Recent performances have not been altogether convincing, with Ralf Rangnick’s particularly fortunate to beat Norwich and draw with Newcastle. But the German has actually made a strong start to his tenure as United manager, and the club’s top-four prospects have been boosted by collecting 10 points from a possible 12 since his arrival.
United’s most recent win was a relatively comfortable one, as Burnley went down 3-1 at Old Trafford. They are now up to sixth in the standings and would be just a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal were they to win their game in hand. All is not lost for United this term, and they must strive to maintain their present consistency for as long as possible.
Wolves have not played since a 0-0 draw with Chelsea on December 19, having seen their two matches over the festive period postponed. Some teams have looked fresh after a lengthy break, while others have been short of match sharpness.
It remains to be seen which of the two applies to Wolves, but their reputation for defensive solidity suggests they could make life difficult for United even if they are not operating at full capacity. Only Manchester City have conceded more goals than Bruno Lage’s side this term.
United will have to make do without Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelof for their first game of 2022. Bruno Fernandes is in line to return to the starting XI following a one-match ban, and Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles could come back in at full-back.
Wolves will be unable to call upon the services of Jonny Otto, Hwang Hee-chan, Rayan Ait Nouri, Pedro Neto, Willy Boly, Fabio Silva and Yerson Mosquera.
Kick-off is at 5.30pm GMT on Monday 3 January, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. See below for international broadcast options.
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