Wolves v Manchester United team news

Updated: March 16, 2012

Team news and preview ahead of the Premier league tie between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United Sunday March 18, at 1.30pm.

Team news

Wolves: Midfielder Karl Henry is the only player on Wolve’s injury list with a hamstring complaint, and is not expected to return to action for a couple more weeks.

Man United: Manchester United will hope Wayne Rooney can shrug off the knock he suffered during Thursday night’s Europa League defeat to Athelic Bilbao, although he was able to complete that game and score a fine goal from outside the penalty area. Veteran midfielder Paul Scholes is expected to return to the side, whilst defender Phil Jones hopes to have recovered from a bout of the flu by Sunday.

Wolves (from): Hennessey, De Vries, Foley, Stearman, Doherty, Johnson, Bassong, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Hammill, Hunt, Davis, Edwards, Forde, Jarvis, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Jonsson.

Man United (from): De Gea, Amos, Rafael, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Fabio, Evra, Valencia, Park, Scholes, Cleverley, Carrick, Pogba, Giggs, Young, Rooney, Welbeck, Hernandez, Berbatov.

Verdict: Wolves have won just one of their last 14 Premier League games, and are just a single point above bottom club Wigan Athletic. Man United, on the other hand sit one point ahead of fierce rivals Man City at the summit of the Premier League. Having crashed out of Europe on Thursday evening the league is now the main priority for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men. Hard to see anything other than an away win at Molineux on Sunday.

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