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Manchester United’s leading scorer Marcus Rashford has a leg injury and manager Erik ten Hag says the forward is “more than doubtful” to face Wolves. Defender Raphael Varane makes a return after a month out with an ankle issue. Scott McTominay, Tom Heaton, Phil Jones, Donny van de Beek and Lisandro Martinez remain out.
Wolves have no fresh injury concerns, with Sasa Kalajdzic and Chiquinho still long-term absentees. Head coach Julen Lopetegui has promised to hand more minutes to his fringe players in their three remaining games after the club’s safety was confirmed.
Key Lines from the Press Conference.
- There are no new injury concerns for Saturday’s game.
Opponents United are “a top team with top players and a good coach”, said Lopetegui, who added Wolves “have ambitions to go there, to play well and to be able to compete with them”.
Despite having already guaranteed Premier League survival, he wants Wolves to “do the same and put 100% into each match” and said he plans to “try to see more players” in the final three games of the campaign.
Julen will meet with chairman Jeff Shi to discuss plans for the summer and next season: “We have to be improve and we have to take advantage of our summer because if not, we know the level of the Premier League.”
MATCH FACTS & STATS
- Manchester United have won just one of their past four top-flight home games with Wolves, drawing two and losing the other.
- Wolves won this fixture 1-0 last season with a late Joao Moutinho goal, ending a 13-match winless run against United.
- The away side has won the past four Premier League meetings, with United recording three of those victories at Molineux.
- Manchester United could suffer three successive league defeats in a season for the first time since December 2015 under Louis van Gaal.
- They have kept five league clean sheets in a row at Old Trafford, their best run in a season since they managed seven in succession between December 2009 and March 2010.
- The Red Devils are two short of 100 goals in all competitions this season, although Erik ten Hag’s side have failed to score in four of their last six competitive games.
- Marcus Rashford has scored 29 goals in all competitions this season, the most by a United player since Robin van Persie notched 30 in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in 2012-13.
- Rashford has netted five goals in his last 17 appearances in all competitions, after scoring 16 in his first 17 after the World Cup.
- Wolves are winless in six Premier League games on the road, drawing two and losing four.
- Their most recent away result was a 6-0 defeat at Brighton, which was the club’s heaviest top-flight defeat since September 1968.
- Wolves have lost 10 of their past 11 top-flight away games against sides starting the day in the top four, drawing the other.
- Their only away league wins this season have come at Everton and Southampton, sides currently in the bottom four.
Referee: John Brooks. Assistants: Richard West, Simon Long. Fourth official: Andre Marriner. VAR: Darren England. Assistant VAR: Marc Perry.
The match takes place at Old Trafford on Saturday13th May with a 3pm kick off. This match is not shown live on UK television.