Manchester United failed to have a shot on target in a domestic game for the first time since January 2015 as they played out a goalless FA Cup draw at Molineux and there could be a similar result when the two meet at Old Trafford.
The drab nature of that encounter was a surprise but it continued a trend between the two sides – namely Wolves not losing to Manchester United since their return to the Premier League. That continued an excellent trend for Nuno’s men against the top clubs; Since winning promotion, Wolves have recorded wins against City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United in the league, whilst also knocking Liverpool and Manchester United out of this competition last year. Only City themselves (26) and Liverpool (28) have registered more Premier League points against the established top six than Wolves (20) since August 2018.
Manchester United v Wolves
FA Cup Third Round Replay
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HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
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JAN 2019 FA CUP Wolves 0-0 Manchester United
AUG 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 1-1 Manchester United
APR 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 2-1 Manchester United
MAR 2019 FA CUP Wolves 2-1 Manchester United
SEP 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 1-1 Wolves
MAR 2012 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-5 Manchester United
DEC 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 4-1 Wolves
FEB 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 2-1 Manchester United
NOV 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 2-1 Manchester United
OCT 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 3-2 Wolves
MAR 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-1 Manchester United
Wolves had the best moments of the first game, but the standards show that neither team was truly at their best given that Wolves had the only two shots on target of the game but the two sides shared the shot count honours 12-12. Since then Wolves have drawn 1-1 with Newcastle and United have lost in the EFL Cup semi-final before trashing Norwich.
Calling this game is hard. Both teams put out strong sides in the opening encounter between the two sides but United have a trip to Liverpool looming and this will be Wolves’ 38th fixture of the season. A run of four games without victory might suggest to some that the punishing slog is starting to catch up with them but they did have the better of the game against Newcastle and their tactical gameplans still appear to be working against top opposition.
Picking between either of the two sides is difficult and perhaps the draw is the best option in a game between two sides who are rarely separated by much.
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