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Manchester United vs Wolves LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

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Manchester United will look to move back to within a point of the top four on Monday night when they host Wolves in the Premier League. The Red Devils are seventh but have two games in hand on most of the teams above them, unbeaten in the top flight since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s final match in charge. A routine win over Burnley last time out offered hope that cohesion is improving under Ralf Rangnick, who had previously suggested the team were not as far along in their development as he had hoped.

As for Wolves, a resolute defensive showing under Bruno Lage this season – only Man City have conceded fewer – has them ninth in the table and able to go up another place with victory here. Goalscoring has been a real issue though, with just 13 in 18 games making them the league’s second-lowest scorers.

The visitors have only won once in their last six but have not conceded more than once in a single game since early November. Follow all the team news and live action below as Man United face Wolves:

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36 mins: Chance! Wan-Bissaka gives the ball away with a poor pass into midfield and Trincao drives it forward. He passes it across to Podence who takes a shot from the front edge of the box but it’s blocked by a combination of Jones and Varane. The ball loops up to Ronaldo who tries to head it back ot De Gea but instead knocks it to Jimenez. He lays off the ball but running to the near post and meeting the return cross with a header that he sends wide. The ball goes out of play and the offside flag goes up against the Wolves striker.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 18:08

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33 mins: Shaw swings a cross into the box from high up the pitch for United this time but Coady beats Cavani to the ball and heads it out to Joao Moutinho. He looks to set up a counter-attack for Wolves but is clattered by McTominay and wins a free kick in the middle third of the pitch.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 18:05

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30 mins: Close! Man Utd come close again to opening the scoring with another run and cross from Wan-Bissaka. He floats the ball over the Ronaldo at the back post but once again the ball evades him by a couple of inches as he hangs in the air.

McTominay then catches Neves with a tackle in the middle of the pitch and the Wolves midfielder seems to have picked up a niggle. He seems okay to play but gets checked over by the medics first.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 18:02

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27 mins: Wolves have been the more aggressive team so far. Shaw is caught in possession and the Manchester United defence is forced to back-track again. Jimenez drives the ball towards the box as the defenders drop away from him. He decides to shoot but leans back on the effort and lifts it high over the goal.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 17:59

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24 mins: Wan-Bissaka finds a way past Marcal and slots the ball over to Greenwood on the right wing. He shifts away from Saiss, takes the ball to the byline and get pokes a cross into the box but can’t pick out a teammate.

Wolves then work it smoothly up the pitch to Jimenez. He’s got his back to goal but spins nicely and flicks the ball over the top to match a run from Podence. He brings the ball under control, shimmies away from Jones and hits a low shot towards the near post where De Gea dives low and smothers it.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 17:58

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21 mins: Save! Semedo dribbles around Shaw and carries the ball into the right side of the box. He blasts a shot at De Gea who punches it out to Scott McTominay and the midfielder completes the clearance for United.

This is better from the home side. The beat the Wolves press and work the ball over to Wan-Bissaka on the right. He curls a teasing ball into the six-yard box but it just evades Ronaldo and skips through to Sancho. Sancho cuts inside onto his right and shoots but Semedo is back to block the effort.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 17:52

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18 mins: Podence and Trincao combine just outside United’s box to play Podence in behind Phil Jones. He sprints after the ball as Trincao flicks it into the area but is beaten to it by a covering Wan-Bissaka who boots it out of play.

Podence has switched out to the right wing and links up with Semedo to bring the ball back into Man Utd’s final third. He gives it to the full-back who plays a pass inside to Neves. Neves strikes one from range but the effort continues to rise and goes safely over the goal.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 17:49

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15 mins: Save! De Gea is called into action again! The Wolves corner is cleared as far as Ruben Neves who takes control of the ball on his chest before smoking a volley towards the top left-hand corner. He strikes it beautifully but is denied by the outstretched hand of a leaping De Gea.

Wolves are in the ascendancy here, can they find an opener?

Michael Jones3 January 2022 17:46

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12 mins: Phil Jones gets another loud round of applause after Shaw loses the ball up the pitch. Nelson Semedo carries it down the right wing and curls a low cross into the penalty area fro Podence but a back-tracking Jones beats him to the ball and boots it clear for the home side.

Chance! United lose the ball in midfield again and Jimenez dinks it over to the left wing where Podence is in behind Wan-Bissaka. He collects the ball and drives into the box before belting a shot towards the near post and forcing a nice save out of David De Gea.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 17:44

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9 mins: Chance! Wolves play the corner short and whip it into the box but Aaron Wan-Bissaka deals with the cross at the back post. United’s clearance sends the ball up the pitch where Mason Greenwood wins it back and sends Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo flying forward on the counter-attack.

Sancho takes possession and runs at the Wolves back line as Ronaldo slips into the left side of the box. Ronaldo is free and gestures for the ball but Sancho goes it alone, he cuts onto his right foot and shoots from the front edge of the box but Coady has him covered and he blocks the shot.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 17:41

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