Matchday six offers an interesting Portuguese duel as José Mourinho’s Manchester United welcome Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wolverhampton to Old Trafford. The teams enter this game as table neighbours, with United in eighth and the visitors in ninth, and both hunting a third straight PL win.
All has not been well at United this season, who’ve already conceded eight goals – something they took 14 games to ‘achieve’ last season. Aiming high on their own turf, United have not registered a draw here since December 30, 2017 – 14 matches ago (W11, D3 – in all competitions).
Against Wolves, United are up against opponents they’ve beaten in eight of the last nine H2Hs, while even more promising for the hosts, is that United have lost just once in their last 49 home games against newly-promoted clubs (W42, D6, L1). [Read more…]