Wolves vs Man Utd team and injury news - five ruled out and six major doubts

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Erik ten Hag could be without five Manchester United players for the trip to Molineux.

Manchester United face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, in their final match of 2022.

The Red Devils head into the match on the back of two consecutive wins since returning from the mid-season World Cup hiatus. United beat Burnley in the Carabao Cup last week before recording a convincing 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

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Victor Lindelof and Scott McTominay both missed that match due to illness and neither were spotted in training on Thursday, although Lindelof was spotted in Friday’s session. Centre-back has been an issue for Erik ten Hag since the resumption of club football, with Casemiro and Luke Shaw respectively playing at the heart of defence against Bunley and Forest.

But even if Lindelof is unavailable at the weekend, United should be able to call upon Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez once again, with both seen in training during the week. As for McTominay, his potential absence can also be accommodated with Casemiro and Christian Eriksen expected to start in midfield.

Elsewhere, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is likely to continue at right-back with Diogo Dalot a doubt due to a hamstring problem, while Axel Tuanzebe is not yet fit enough to return. Jadon Sancho will also miss the game against Wolves as he continues to work away from the main group, in an effort to regain his fitness levels.

As for Wolves, Julen Lopetegui will be without long-term injuries Chiquinho, Pedro Neto, Sasa Kalajdzic for his first home league game. The former Sevilla manager also claimed in the build up to his side’s Boxing Day win over Everton that he was hopeful Jonny Otto and Boubacar Traore would be available for the game, although both ultimately missed out and could return against United.

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Daniel Podence scored Wolves’ opener at Goodison Park but limped out of the match and there’s uncertainty surrounding his fitness situation, with Lopetegui saying after the game that the winger was suffering from a leg injury, although added it was not a serious problem. January recruit Matheus Cunha is not yet eligible to play despite the club announcing his signing earlier this week.

Doubtful: Jonny, B.Traore, Podence (Wolves); Dalot, Lindelof, McTominay (United)

Ruled out: Chiquinho, Neto, Kalajdzic (Wolves); Tuanzebe, Sancho (United)

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