Manchester United 2-0 Wolves LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Manchester United 2-0 Wolves LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Manchester United vs Wolves LIVE!

Manchester United got a vital lift in their increasingly stressed bid for Champions League qualification as they returned to action at Old Trafford with a much-needed win over Wolves. Though still occupying fourth place, back-to-back defeats by Brighton and West Ham plus Liverpool’s incredible run of six successive victories had left Erik ten Hag’s side looking rather vulnerable to being usurped late on by their fiercest rivals.

United will still have a crucial game in hand on Liverpool after Monday, but could ill-afford another slip-up here with the Reds only one point behind and travelling to struggling Leicester next. Ten Hag was not helped by Marcus Rashford being absent altogether through injury, though the return of Raphael Varane for the first time in a month was a key boost as goals from Anthony Martial and Alejandro Garnacho sealed yet another home triumph.

Wolves had already secured top-flight safety with their surprise win over Midlands rivals Aston Villa last weekend but remain a poor outfit on the road, despite a decent performance in goal from debutant Daniel Bentley. Follow Manchester United vs Wolves reaction live below!

Man United vs Wolves highlights

  • GOAL! Substitute Garnacho seals vital win in stoppage time

  • GOAL! Martial sweeps home first-half opener after Antony pass

Manchester United FC 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC


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Manchester United 2-0 Wolves

Martial and Garnacho seal a crucial win that gives United a four-point buffer to in-form Liverpool in the battle for Champions League qualification.

The Reds can take that back down to one with victory at struggling Leicester on Monday night, but will have played a game more than their fierce rivals.

United are now level on points with Newcastle in third.


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96 mins: A late flare-up breaks out involving Traore and Shaw, with the England left-back shown a yellow card.

It’s quickly defused by the referee.

GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Wolves | Alejandro Garnacho 94'

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94 mins: Game, set and match!

Wolves throw the kitchen sink at it as Kilman goes up to win a free-kick, but it leaves a big hole at the back that United ruthlessly exploit.

It’s one simple pass from Fernandes to play in Garnacho, who gets ahead of Nelson Semedo.

The fit-again Argentine, who has not played since March due to an ankle injury, shows terrific composure to streak into the box and beat his man again before finishing off I think both posts.

A crucial win for United safely secured at long last.

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90 mins: This is turning into a superb Wolves debut for Bentley, who gets down low to his left to get a strong hand to Antony’s low drive and push it beyond the post.

SIX minutes of added time signalled.

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88 mins: Excellent play from substitute Fred, who is brought down by Dawson to give United a superb free-kick opportunity just outside the box.

Booking for Dawson too, who protests his innocence.

Fernandes, Fred and Antony are all standing over the ball, but Bruno’s lifted strike is wide.

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87 mins: These teams are repeatedly breaking on each other during a breathless finish but neither side can find the right end product.

United have plenty of men and space on the counter, but they can only force a corner.

Fernandes then loops a highly ambitious effort onto the roof of the net.

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85 mins: It’s end-to-end stuff at Old Trafford as Wolves break and Traore gets beyond Shaw to the byline.

He thunders a cross towards Jimenez at the front post, but it’s turned behind well by Maguire.

Wolves fans want a penalty for handball, but that hit his midriff. Nothing given by the referee and VAR check is over.

Garnacho is on for Sancho, by the way.

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82 mins: A spinning first-time effort from Casemiro is hit into the ground and then loops awkwardly towards the feet of Bentley, who adjusts well to push the ball around the post.

Weghorst then powers a header off-target from the resulting corner.

He should have done much better with that. It only needed a glance and it’s 2-0...

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80 mins: Sloppy from Wolves as they can’t take advantage of the nervy atmosphere around Old Trafford.

Ten Hag is replacing Varane and Eriksen now.

On come Harry Maguire and Fred.

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77 mins: Hwang is down after being accidentally caught by Lindelof.

Wolves now swap Diego Costa with Raul Jimenez, who has not played for almost two months.

He’s been out of favour rather than injured, though. The Mexican has yet to score a Premier League goal this season.

What a time this would be to change that!

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76 mins: Two corners in quick succession for United, the first headed behind by Kilman and the second delivered far too close to Bentley, who confidently plucks it out of the air.

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75 mins: Nunes flicks a dangerous Eriksen free-kick behind for a United corner.

Wolves have replaced Lemina with Adama Traore for the final 15 minutes.

An attacking switch, though Lemina had been struggling after blocking that Eriksen drive.

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73 mins: A great save from Bentley keeps Wolves in it!

United race forward and Weghorst lays off to Sancho, who then uses the run of the Dutchman to cut inside and leave Dawson on his backside.

A fizzed effort to the front post is repelled behind by a strong hand from Bentley, whose body had been going the other way.

Excellent stop.

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72 mins: Wolves try to set Podence free with a chipped pass into the box.

He ends up down in a heap and holding his face after Casemiro steps across him.

No penalty.

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70 mins: Wolves clear the corner and a slip from Eriksen allows the visitors to pour forward on the break.

It’s fine play from substitute Podence, who skips forward and lofts a lovely pass into the path of Hwang.

De Gea comes racing out of his box to try and snuff out the danger, not getting the ball but doing enough to knock Hwang off his stride.

Wolves end up with a corner but Hwang can’t guide a difficult header on target.

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68 mins: Incisive play from United almost opens up a great chance for Martial, but Wolves scramble behind for a corner.

It’s Martial who then makes way for Weghorst.

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66 mins: A bit of a lull in the action now.

This is going to remain very nervy for United as long as it’s only 1-0.

Wout Weghorst is preparing to come on.

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63 mins: That’s a terrible pass from Neves back to no one that puts Wolves under enormous pressure. What was he thinking?!

Fernandes collects it and drifts into the box, cutting inside before aiming a low shot that is repelled by the legs of Bentley.

That took a deflection through the legs of Dawson. Solid stop to keep it 1-0.

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61 mins: Wolves make two more changes on the hour mark.

Lopetegui replaces Cunha and Toti with Daniel Podence and Hugo Bueno.

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60 mins: Now it’s Wolves who are playing with fire as United counter at real pace.

There’s a meaty last-ditch challenge from Kilman on Fernandes outside the box that wipes out the Portuguese, but referee John Brooks is happy with it.

Fernandes can’t believe it. He’ll need treatment as well.

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59 mins: United have been under the cosh but suddenly spring into life.

It’s fabulous link-up play with Fernandes and Antony, with the latter ending up pulling a low shot wide of the near post via a deflection off Lemina.

Not sure Bentley would have had that covered.

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58 mins: Wolves have another corner after Varane gets his head to another searching cross into the United area.

Kilman rises again and nods down Neves’ delivery from the right, but the ball is travelling too fast for Hwang to divert goal-wards at the back post.

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56 mins: United are living dangerously at the moment.

There’s a wonderful flick from Nunes down the Wolves right and Nelson Semedo arrows in a delicious cross towards Costa.

Wan-Bissaka exerts just enough pressure on the former Chelsea frontman.

But Wolves are keeping their foot on the gas...

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54 mins: Wolves had struggled to get to grips with that system change early in the second period.

However, this is much better with Hwang offering a decent spark from the right.

Neves does brilliantly to win the ball back high up the pitch and a lofted cross towards Cunha at the back post is headed away vitally by Wan-Bissaka.

Wolves have a corner which Kilman can’t steer on target.

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52 mins: Wolves have changed their formation early in the second half, by the way.

It’s gone from a 4-4-2 of sorts to more of a 4-3-3 with Hwang on the right, Cunha left and Costa through the middle.

Nunes is in midfield with Neves and Lemina.

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50 mins: Sancho is a threat for United now as a long-range strike from Eriksen then crashes into the ankle of Lemina, who is down hurt.

The home fans are incensed as the referee eventually blows the whistle with their team on the ball.

Dawson has also been struggling since clattering into Martial.

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48 mins: A bright start to the second half from United as Antony streams down the right flank and combines with Martial.

Dawson ends up blocking Antony’s shot behind after an initial intervention.

Wolves get the resulting corner clear.

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One half-time change from Wolves.

South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan is on for Pedro Neto.

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Back underway at Old Trafford!

Can United extend their lead, or is there a Wolves fightback in the offing?

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That is quite a statistic. Very ominous reading for Wolves!

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For all the talk of sworn enemies United and Liverpool being now embroiled in a fierce fight for fourth place, it’s worth noting that a win today takes the Red Devils level on points with Newcastle in third.

Newcastle were held to an entertaining 2-2 draw by relegation-threatened Leeds at Elland Road at lunchtime.

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Martial’s eighth goal of the season has United on course for a vital win in their battle with Liverpool and quest for a top-four finish.

But Wolves have had their moments and are certainly not out of this one just yet.



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Manchester United 1-0 Wolves

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47 mins: The first half at Old Trafford ends with a poor Bruno Fernandes effort that was never testing Bentley.

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46 mins: United are under a lot of pressure as we enter two minutes of first-half stoppage time.

Antony’s foul on Nunes gives Wolves the chance to deliver a dangerous free-kick into the box that is unconvincingly scrambled away by Varane.

Wolves keep up their momentum but there’s a break and Antony is away!

He beats Neto all ends up but that’s not the right pass for Martial, whose tame effort is comfortably held by Bentley.

All action heading towards the break.

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44 mins: Here come Wolves again on the break as Nunes and Toti combine, springing the latter free inside the United area.

But the returning Varane’s positioning is stellar again as he’s in the right place at the right time to easily repel the low cross.

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43 mins: A tame Varane header is easily held by Bentley, who spots the run of Neto and has Wolves away quickly.

However, they are stopped in their tracks by a superb challenge from Shaw. Wonderfully timed by the England defender.

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42 mins: United earn their first corner after 42 minutes, with Matheus Cunha’s inadvertent flick going towards his own goal before having to be helped over the top awkwardly by Bentley.

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39 mins: Patient possession and build-up play from Wolves on the edge of the United box.

Nunes tries to scoop an inventive return ball into the path of Toti, but Casemiro reads the danger magnificently - as he so often does.

The ball deflects out off Toti and it’s a goal kick for De Gea, who hasn’t had a save to make so far this afternoon.

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35 mins: Wolves are trying to mount a quick response before the break.

Matheus Cunha skips past the attempted challenges of Shaw and Eriksen before finally being knocked down by Casemiro.

A yellow card for the former Real Madrid midfielder.

GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 Wolves | Antony Martial 32'

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32 mins: Now the deadlock is broken!

After missing that sitter a few moments ago, Antony now turns provider as his smart cutback is swept home emphatically by Martial for the Frenchman’s fifth Premier League goal of the season and eighth across all competitions.

Great work from Bruno Fernandes to win a tackle with Kilman in the build-up and slide in a perfect through ball for Antony.

United are off and running.

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31 mins: That really should be 1-0 to United.

Antony - having lost marker Toti - somehow heads over from mere yards out after being teed up by a superb Shaw cross.

Bentley breathes a sigh of relief in the Wolves goal - how has he not even hit the target there?

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29 mins: Wolves earn another corner, with the delivery intended for Toti.

It’s not cleared properly and the ball winds up with Neto, who cuts inside before floating an overhit cross out for a goal kick.

Lopetegui is furious with that on the touchline.

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28 mins: Better from United as one hopeful shot comes off the legs of Sancho and another from Eriksen whistles narrowly past the post.

Bentley had that covered, in fairness.

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27 mins: Fernandes earns a free-kick from a clumsy Nunes, who is baffled by the decision.

It gives Bruno a great free-kick chance from more than 30 yards out to the left of the area.

The Portuguese’s fierce effort is well struck but Bentley gets across quickly and even manages to hold it.

A nice confidence boost for the Wolves debutant.

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25 mins: Wolves have grown into the game well over the last 10 minutes or so.

They work a corner on the far side that is cleared quickly by Lindelof.

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22 mins: What on earth is Varane doing shooting from there? He’s miles out and that’s miles off target.

Not much movement in front of him though, to be fair. It’s all a bit sluggish from United again at the moment.

Wolves break and a sliding Lindelof takes out Nelson Semedo.

It’s just a warning for the Swede, despite Diego Costa charging about 20 yards to try and convince referee John Brooks that he deserved to join him in the book.

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20 mins: So much possession for United, but they just can’t find that final ball.

Martial slips onto his backside after a mazy run to the edge of the Wolves box.

Neves leads a swift break for the visitors and Pedro Neto’s low cross from the left is seen off confidently by Varane.

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16 mins: Sancho is well dealt with by Matheus Nunes as United probe patiently for another opening.

Wolves are coming onto the ball just a bit more now, but with zero threat moving forward.

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15 mins: The first booking of the afternoon goes to Diego Costa.

The fiery Spaniard takes a heavy touch and then scythes down Antony with a poor scissors tackle.

Definite yellow.

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13 mins: Worrying times for Wolves as a decent cross from the left just evades the head of the leaping Martial in the middle.

Wan-Bissaka and Antony then combine to great effect on the opposite flank, getting the overload in a 2v1.

Wan-Bissaka’s cutback on the overlap, however, fails to pick out a red shirt inside the box.

Wolves scramble clear.

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11 mins: Manchester United continue to dominate possession early on here, with Sancho trying a searching through ball that is crucially cut out by a grey shirt.

A pass is then overhit out to Wan-Bissaka, drawing ironic cheers from the travelling Wolves fans.

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8 mins: That goes down as an early chance for Wolves as Dawson flashes a difficult half-volley off-target after De Gea had initially given the ball away.

It’s cheap down the other end from Wolves too as Kilman loses his footing attempting to take in a straightforward Dawson pass.

That allows in Antony, who runs at Kilman before bending a shot wide of the far post.

He should have made Bentley work there.

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6 mins: The first shot in anger of the afternoon comes from Christian Eriksen, who picks up a great pocket of space beyond Neves after a squared pass that followed a United throw-in.

However, the Dane’s ambitious drive is wild and hurtles high into the stands.

That was never testing Wolves debutant Bentley between the posts.

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3 mins: United are looking to the flanks early, switching well out to Antony as the Brazilian builds up a head of steam and is thwarted by a fine interception from Ruben Neves.

United are in their familiar red home strips this afternoon with white shorts and black socks, with Wolves donning their patterned all-grey third kit.

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2 mins: A solid start from United, who are dominating possession already and forcing Wolves quickly onto the defensive.

Antony is looking to breach their resolve early, along with the busy Bruno Fernandes.


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Underway at Old Trafford!

Manchester United have not lost three successive Premier League matches since the Louis van Gaal era in December 2015.

They need a win today with in-form Liverpool piling on the pressure in the race for fourth place and Champions League qualification.

Wolves are now safe from relegation of course, so can play with a bit of freedom this afternoon.

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Final preparations at Old Trafford! Kick-off is just minutes away.

Ruben Neves starts for Wolves today, despite reports suggesting that he is on the verge of joining Barcelona.

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Quite a stage for Daniel Bentley’s Wolves debut this afternoon.

And what does his surprise selection mean for the future of Jose Sa?

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No great protests visible around Old Trafford today, but the strength of feeling amongst the home fans remains crystal clear.


Solskjaer makes Old Trafford return

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A warm reception from United fans for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he makes his first return to Old Trafford since being sacked as manager in November 2021.

Ten Hag confirms Sabitzer injury

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Erik ten Hag has confirmed in his pre-match interview that Marcel Sabitzer is also missing for Manchester United today through injury.

That’s a blow to the Austrian’s hopes of proving himself worthy of a permanent summer move to Old Trafford from parent club Bayern Munich.

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Bentley makes Wolves debut in goal

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With a tough task ahead today, Julen Lopetegui has resisted the urge to make sweeping changes to his Wolves team with safety now guaranteed.

The only alteration to the XI that started the win over Aston Villa at Molineux last weekend comes in goal, where former Southend, Brentford and Bristol City stopper Daniel Bentley makes his debut after joining the club in January.

Usual no1 Jose Sa is on the bench, where Raul Jimenez and Hugo Bueno replace Joao Moutinho and Rayan Ait-Nouri.

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No Rashford for Man United but Varane starts

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So no Marcus Rashford as expected for United - he’s not in the matchday squad at all.

It’s three changes in total from Erik ten Hag to the side that lost at West Ham last time out thanks to David de Gea’s blunder, with Tyrell Malacia and Wout Weghorst both dropping to the bench.

The fit-again Raphael Varane comes straight back into the starting lineup after a month out, joining Victor Lindelof at centre-back as Luke Shaw shifts out to left-back and Aaron Wan-Bissaka is preferred to Diogo Dalot on the right.

Rashford and Weghorst are replaced in attack by Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho, meanwhile.

Alejandro Garnacho is named as a substitute once more, with Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri also added to the bench.

Ten Hag keeps faith with De Gea as promised.

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Wolves lineup

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Starting XI: Bentley, Nelson Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Gomes, Matheus Luiz, Neves, Lemina, Pedro Neto, Matheus Cunha, Costa

Subs: Jose Sa, Collins, Jimenez, Daniel Podence, Hwang, Sarabia, Joao Gomes, Adama Traore, Bueno

Man United lineup

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Starting XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Antony, Martial, Sancho

Subs: Butland, Dalot, Maguire, Malacia, Fred, Pellistri, Garnacho, Elanga, Weghorst

Lineups on the way

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Beautiful blue skies visible above a sun-kissed Old Trafford this afternoon - perfect conditions for football.

Official team news on the way very shortly! Stay tuned.

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Solskjaer: Man United rejected £4m Haaland deal

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Among Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s other revelations in recent days was that Manchester United declined his advice to sign compatriot Erling Haaland from Molde for just £4million in 2018.

“I called United about six months before I took over and told them that I’d got this striker that we had, but they didn’t listen,” he told The Sun.

“I asked for £4million for Haaland, but they didn’t sign him.”

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Solskjaer urges Glazers to sell Man United to Ratcliffe

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is due to be in attendance at Old Trafford this afternoon for the first time since being sacked as Manchester United manager in November 2021.

As part of the build-up to his return to the city, the Norwegian has given interviews where he urged the Glazers to sell to Sir Jim Ratcliffe - whom he said previously tried to appoint him as head coach of French outfit Nice.

“I’m not sure [Ratcliffe] can get the whole lot,” Solskjaer told The Times. “I think he wants only 51 per cent; it’s a difficult one.”

He added: “[The takeover] needs to be done.

“Old Trafford is neglected. The training ground has been neglected. We need to catch up with the other teams.”

On the interest from Nice, Solskjaer said: “Nobody knows this but, there were some talks with Nice and Sir Jim Ratcliffe because they wanted me.”

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Ratcliffe ‘confident’ over Man United takeover

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The Manchester United takeover saga may finally be reaching its conclusion, with widespread reports in recent days that British billionaire businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos are confident of winning the race.

However, a massively improved bid from Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani does not yet appear to have been ruled out, with Raine Group expected to announce a preferred bidder for the club potentially next week.

United fans have continued to protest against the Glazer family in recent weeks, with supporters incensed by rumours that they could yet opt to stay in control of the club and only sell some shares to bring aboard new investors.

Fan group The 1958 led a protest march before the last home game, the 1-0 win over Aston Villa on April 30, demanding a “full sale only”.


Ten Hag backs under-fire De Gea

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Speaking of David de Gea, Erik ten Hag has passionately backed his under-fire goalkeeper this week after another high-profile mistake saw Said Benrahma net the winning goal for West Ham at the London Stadium last weekend.

Many fed-up United fans want to see deputy Jack Butland given a chance between the posts with the experienced Tom Heaton currently sidelined through injury, though the manager insists he has never even considered such a possibility.

"No, I don't give (any) considerations - he will definitely play,” Ten Hag said of De Gea on Friday.

Ten Hag also gave short shrift to suggestions that De Gea likely having to take a significant pay cut in order to agree an extension to his expiring contract was a reason for his poor form.

“Is that a reason? No, I don't think that's a reason because David is so experienced,” he said. “I can think of a thousand and one reasons, but I don't think that's the reason.

“As a top player, you have such circumstances and you have to accept it, deal with it and the demand is you have to perform.”


Varane return

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A very welcome sight indeed for Manchester United fans as Raphael Varane poses for pictures outside Old Trafford ahead of kick-off this afternoon.

If he’s deemed fit enough to start, you have to imagine that will be in partnership with Victor Lindelof, with Luke Shaw moving back out to his favoured spot at left-back.

That would leave Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot competing for the right-back berth.

Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial will be fighting to replace Marcus Rashford in the likely event that the latter misses out, or both could come in if Erik ten Hag decides to drop Wout Weghorst.

Marcel Sabitzer and Fred are both options if he wants to spruce up the midfield after successive defeats, while there will be a lot of pressure on David de Gea after his latest costly blunder at West Ham.

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Man United vs Wolves prediction

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United might be something of a mess away from home at the moment but have built a pretty strong campaign on their showings at Old Trafford, where they have won 23 times in all competitions so far in 2022-23.

They have also kept five league clean sheets in a row at home.

Even without Marcus Rashford, should he miss out, the hosts should have enough to get past a Wolves side with little left to play for this term and who could be willing to experiment with their lineup.

Manchester United to win, 2-0.

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Wolves team news

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The Wolves team news has a familiar look to it, with no known fresh setbacks for today’s trip to Old Trafford.

Mali midfielder Boubacar Traore is lacking in match fitness having not played in 2023, while Chiquinho and Sasa Kalajdzic remain long-term absentees.

Portuguese winger Chiquinho has been back working with the group after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament in a pre-season friendly against Burnley last summer, though manager Julen Lopetegui has described him as “so far away” from a potential return still.

The desperately unlucky Kalajdzic also needs a lot more time to recover having also injured his ACL on his Premier League debut against Southampton in September.

Traore, meanwhile, suffered a groin injury while training in Marbella during the World Cup in December.


Man United team news

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The major team news from a Manchester United perspective today relates to Marcus Rashford.

The England forward needs just one more goal to become the first United player since Robin van Persie in 2012-13 to hit 30 in a single season.

However, Rashford sustained a leg injury during Sunday’s loss at West Ham and Erik ten Hag insisted on Friday that his striker was "more than doubtful" to face Wolves.

Better news for United comes with Raphael Varane being available for the first time in a month after recovering from an ankle problem suffered in the Europa League clash with Sevilla.

Alejandro Garnacho has another full week of training under his belt after being named on the bench at the London Stadium and will hope to play some part this afternoon.

However, the likes of Lisandro Martinez, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Tom Heaton and Phil Jones are all still out.

Predicted lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes; Antony, Martial, Sancho


How to watch Man United vs Wolves

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TV channel and live stream: Today’s game will not be broadcast live in the UK due to the 3pm Saturday blackout rules that still apply in English football.

Highlights: You can watch highlights, however, on Match of the Day. Due to the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Liverpool tonight, MOTD is on BBC Two this week at 10pm.

Welcome to Man United vs Wolves LIVE coverage!

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Good afternoon and welcome to the Evening Standard’s live coverage of Manchester United vs Wolves.

Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils must get back to winning ways at Old Trafford today after painful back-to-back away defeats that have left them looking very vulnerable to being hijacked by in-form rivals Liverpool in the race for Champions League qualification next term.

Looking to inflict further worries on United this afternoon are a Wolves side who are no longer glancing nervously over their shoulders after banishing any lingering relegation fears with a hard-fought upset of Midlands foes Aston Villa last weekend.

Kick-off is at 3pm BST, so stay tuned for all the latest team news, match build-up and live updates!

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