Manchester United are hoping for a winning start to the new Premier League season. when they welcomed Wolves at the Old Trafford this evening kicks off at 8pm.
After a respectable third-place finish and ending a trophy drought in his first season under Erik ten Hag last season United are ambitious in building on those foundations this season. The club have experienced mixed results in pre-season, winning four, drawing one and losing three of their eight friendlies.
However, United put in a delightful performance in the final friendly on Saturday, beating French side RC Lens 3-1 at Old Trafford. of his team from Ligue 1 And he could name the same 11 this evening if he wanted to.
United lost their first two games last season. Including a 2-1 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening game, this means they will be determined to get off to a winning start. They won both of their meetings with Wolves last season without conceding a goal.
Follow live updates of tonight’s curtain-raiser from Old Trafford in the blog below:
Carnacho is everything Sancho isn’t.
Tonight is Alejandro Carnacho’s chance to show what he can do from the start. Carnacho is everything Jadon. Sancho is not right now. He is modest, straightforward and a threat to opponents. His development was a pleasure to follow last year. And starting on the opening day of the season will be another big step for the youngster. He came on as a substitute in the first game of the season in the 2022/23 defeat to Brighton but is likely to start today.
United’s pre-season results in full
United have been in a mixed form in pre-season, winning four, drawing one and losing three of their eight friendlies.
Here’s a reminder of all their pre-season results:
- vs Leeds United – 2-0 (w)
- vs Lyon – 1-0 (w)
- vs Arsenal – 2-0 (w)
- vs Wrexham – 1-3 (H)
- vs Real Madrid – 0-2 (L)
- vs Borussia Dortmund – 2-3 (H)
- vs RC Lens – 3-1 (w)
- vs Athletic Bilbao – 1-1 (match)
It is expected to launch twice.
If Erasmus Hojland is fit and ready to play Chances are all three summer signings will start. Hojlund was unlucky with a few injuries, but Andre Onana and Mason Mount should have been advised by Old Trafford for the first time in the competition. Onana will deliver the rhythm at Old Trafford. This season because of his goalkeeping style and Mount should bring the needed energy to the midfield.
6:30 p.m.George Smith
Ten Hag hints at Henderson
Manager Erik ten Hag has indicated goalkeeper Dean Henderson will stay at the club beyond the transfer deadline this summer after Tom Heaton picked up an injury in training.
Heaton has suffered a calf problem and is expected to be out for the rest of the month. It means Henderson is United’s only senior goalkeeper other than Andre. Onana, who signed a contract in the summer
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6:20 p.m.Steven Railston
United need to defend against new trends.
Dark clouds ominously around 4pm and heavy rain followed. It was the wettest summer in Manchester in July. and the weather is gloomy tonight So it’s not the typical August weather you’d expect for the opening game. United have won 20 of their opening Premier League games, but they started with two defeats in the previous three seasons. And getting off to a strong start is the goal tonight.
6:15 p.m.Samuel Luckhurst
excitement is building
Supporters begin to move through the revolving door. Some of the VIPs had pictures of them booming, and Denise Irwin was ready to pose with supporters enjoying the hospitality experience. The press room was full of people. Because this is the only important match today. And of course it’s United. It’s one way to increase competitive interest. United-Wolves
5:45 p.m.George Smith
Berbatov backs United’s win
Former United striker Dimeter Berbatov is urging United to start the season with a win tonight. and collect a 2-0 victory
He told Betfair:
“Wolves is a must-win for United. Especially when I expect them to challenge the champion because it’s about time. A lot has happened off the pitch against Wolves this week. And they will want to leave everything behind too. Win to start well But I don’t see that happening at Old Trafford. I expect United to win this match. Predict: 2-0.”
Old Trafford never ceases to amaze.
It was a steamy night at Old Trafford when the rain had stopped. Minor changes have been made, looking around the stadium, which is still a formidable sight. For all the trouble, supporters, gamblers and players continued to look around Old Trafford with respect as they stepped foot. That’s one reason it should be renovated. instead of destroying
5:30 p.m.George Smith
Opinion: How should United line up against Wolves?
United will be determined to get off to a winning start tonight and go all out.
Erik ten Hag named his strongest XI in the Reds’ final pre-season friendly against RC Lens at Old Trafford last week. It means he can name the same lineup again this evening.
Click here to see how three of our United reporters think the Reds should line up tonight..
The last 5 matches United met with Wolverhampton
The clash between United and Wolves was lacking in goals last season. So don’t be too surprised if tonight’s curtain-raiser slows down.
However, the Reds were superior last season. Doubling over the Black Country outfit, here’s a rundown of the last five results between the two sides:
- May 2023: United 2-0 Wolves – Premier League
- December 2022: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 United – Premier League
- January 2022: United 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers – Premier League
- Aug 2021: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 United – Premier League
- May 2021: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 United – Premier League
typical of Manchester United players arrive at Old Trafford in the pouring rain
However, the weather wasn’t enough to erase the smiles on their faces ahead of the season tonight.
4:55 p.m.George Smith
How to watch United vs Wolves
If you can’t stay at the Old Trafford this evening You will be able to watch United vs Wolves if you have Sky Sports.
Although the match kicks off at 8pm, the televised coverage of tonight’s game will begin at 6.30pm in both the Sky Sports Main Event and the Sky Sports Premier League.
Or you can follow the game with us on our live blog.
4:35 p.m.George Smith
The results of the last 5 days of United
After losing 2-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion on the opening day of last season. United will be determined to get off to a great start this evening against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
before the start of the race Here’s a quick look back at United’s last five Premier League games:
2022/23: vs Brighton & Hove Albion – 1-2 (H)
2021/22: vs Leeds United – 5-1 (w)
2020/21: vs Crystal Palace – 1-3 (H)
2019/20: vs Chelsea – 4-0 (w)
2018/19: vs Leicester City – 2-1 (w)
4:15 p.m.George Smith
It’s time to fasten your seatbelt.
Just 72 days after the FA game The Cup Final, defeated 2-1 by Manchester City at Wembley United, enters the second chapter of the Erik ten Hag era later this evening.
by page United should be confident about getting off to a winning start tonight. Although nothing compared to the opening weekend of the season. Especially with a team with a new manager.
However, the Reds played relentlessly at home last season. And should be confident in maintaining those high standards at this time. Anything less than three points tonight will be a bad start.
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