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Team news, two BIG calls, how to watch: Wolves vs Manchester United preview (Premier League)



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Manchester United are set to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers as they return to Premier League duty for the second time in 2024.

The 2024 calendar year has been somewhat successful for Erik ten Hag and Manchester United so far, with the club winning two FA Cup games against Wigan Athletic and Newport County and drawing with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

With the January schedule now complete, the club will take on Wolverhampton Wanderers as the first of six games across February, starting on Thursday 1st.

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Here, we preview the tie against Wolves, including a big talking point ahead of the game.

Team news

Manchester United will see Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Casemiro all return to Premier League action for the first time, with the trio being given their first minutes back from injury against Newport.

Lisandro Martínez made his first start on the weekend, and Mason Mount continues to recover from a calf problem that he suffered in mid-November.

Read our full team news report here.

Two big decisions

Erik ten Hag has two big decisions to make as he selects his XI for the coming game, due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding his squad.

Although Marcus Rashford is back in contention for selection, the noise surrounding his recent trip to Belfast and Antony’s performance against Newport cast doubt over whether he will start.

André Onana arrived back at United on Monday afternoon, but after Altay Bayındır made some fine stops in goal during the weekend’s FA Cup win, and the fact that he was dropped for Cameroon, means Ten Hag will need to decide whether to stick or twist in goal.

Read our full predicted XI here.

How to watch

The Premier League clash at Molineux Stadium will be broadcast in the UK on TNT Sports 1 – it will kick off on Thursday, 1 February, at 20:15 GMT.

BBC Radio 5 Live will provide radio coverage, and the official live stream for the game will be on the Discovery+ app, which requires a subscription to use.

In the USA, the tie will be shown on USA Network, while those in the UAE will be able to watch it on beIN Sports HD 1 and SPORTS CONNECT. All other global TV channel information can be found here.

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