Man Utd 1-1 Wolves LIVE: Scores, goals and updates; Premier League latest, Fred goal


Manchester United vs Wolves: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Old Trafford

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Valencia, Fred, Lingard, Fellaini, Pogba, Sanchez, Lukaku.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Jonny, Coady, Neves, Jota, Moutinho, Costa, Jimenez.

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Manchester United 1-1 Wolves | Fred, Moutinho

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90: Five minutes of added time but a goal doesn’t look like it’s coming folks. This would be one heck of a result for Wolves.

85: The Red Devils turning up the heat in these final five minutes.

83: Big chance for Manchester United! Wolves fail to clear a free-kick and Luke Shaw recycles it for Romelu Lukaku but Boly arrives from nowhere to make the block.

80: Final ten minutes. Can Manchester United score late in true Sir Alex Ferguson style? Martial and Mata are both sending good crosses in from either flank, just needs Lukaku to poke one home.

71: Finally some attacking play from the hosts. Shaw clips a good cross from the left and Fellaini heads straight at Patricio.

68: Good save from De Gea to deny Jota, who creatively shifted the ball to his right before drilling a low effort on target.

64: Jose Mourinho’s seen enough of Alexis Sanchez. He replaces the Chilean with Anthony Martial while Juan Mata comes on for Fred.

61: Paul Pogba makes himself a few yards before drilling wide from distance.

60: United toiling a bit with Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku playing like they are on different planets.

59: Joao Moutinho has scored his first goal in 28 league games since netting against PSG in November 2017.

58: The Red Devils have a serious game on their hands now as Wolves continue to up the tempo. Costa decides to have a pop from range but that’s not troubled De Gea.

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53: They’ve hit back! Wolves’ performance has deserved a goal and that’s exactly what they’ve got.

Jimenez holds the ball up inside the Manchester United penalty area before teeing up Moutinho, who rifles it beyond David de Gea. Great goal.

48: Decent start (again) from the visitors with Jonny racing down the left flank. He collects a pass from Jimenez but Valencia is quickly over to stop the danger.

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45: And we’re back underway. No changes for either side.

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HT: The Red Devils weathered the early storm, took the lead thanks to Fred and haven’t looked back. Wolves still playing some nice stuff and won’t be too deflated by a one-goal deficit.

46: Close! Rui Patricio saves a certain goal. Fred whips a free-kick that’s heading for the top right-hand corner until the goalkeeper claws it away.

45: One minute of added time.

42: Eh? Alexis Sanchez is looking a shadow of the player he was at Arsenal. The excitement level rises around Old Trafford as the Chilean stands over a free-kick but he’s knocked it straight out for a goal kick.

39: Luke Shaw collects the first booking of the afternoon for dragging down Costa on the right wing. United are dominating possession but little in the way of clear-cut chances.

35: Not seen much attacking from Wolves in the last 10 minutes. Fred sends a free-kick over to the back post where Fellaini heads the ball back into the danger area but it’s cleared.

32: There’s a standing ovation now for Sir Alex Ferguson – he’s clearly flattered but I suspect he fancies watching the game more!

25: Wolves should be thanking the referee as he blocks a crossfield pass from Lingard with his face. Not too pleasant for Kevin Friend.

22: That Fred opener has really settled Manchester United and they are looking to press home their advantage.

MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 WOLVES | FRED

18: Bosh! Manchester United have been under the cosh since the first kick but they’ve taken the lead!

Paul Pogba plays a delightful pass over to Fred on the edge of the penalty area and the £50million summer signing rockets one into the bottom corner.

14: Finally an effort from Manchester United as the ball falls kindly for Fred, who skews it high and wide.

11: What’s going on at Old Trafford?! Wolves are playing like Barca as Manchester United struggle to get the ball and string three passes together. Victor Lindelof does well to block Costa’s cross with Jimenez lurking inside the penalty area.

8: Save! David de Gea with a terrific stop from Jimenez, who swivels and fires one towards goal. Wolves looking very impressive indeed.

6: Antonio Valencia goes down looking for a penalty but Kevin Friend isn’t interested. Quite rightly so.

3: It’s been a decent start for the visitors, who win themselves a corner but Marouane Fellaini heads clear.

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1: So here we go then. It’s been an emotional return for Sir Alex Ferguson to Old Trafford – let’s see if Manchester United can get the win for him.

DIFFICULT SEASON AHEAD, SAYS JOSE

14:50: Jose Mourinho expects this to be a “very difficult season”, despite Manchester United becoming a better, more attractive side.

“I am optimistic, but a difficult season, yes,” Mourinho said. “For sure a difficult season. I don’t change that because we won two matches in the Premier League. A difficult season for sure.

“You see the level of the teams – you see the Liverpool squad, City squad, Chelsea squad, Tottenham squad, Arsenal improving. It’s going to be difficult.

“I am not saying that we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collected a very acceptable number of points.

“But I think we are going to be a better team. We are going to play better than we did, so that’s what we can do.

“But I think it’s going to be a very difficult season, not just for us, also for the others because the others they can say exactly the same as I am saying.

“And they can say, ‘Oh, Manchester United, good team, good squad, City good squad, good team’. All of them, they can say the same thing.

“So, I think if they think the season is going to easy for them, I think they are wrong, but I don’t think they are wrong because they all know the season is going to be difficult.”

FERGIE RETURNS

14:40: Sir Alex Ferguson has returned to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May.

The former Manchester United manager was pictured on the club’s official Twitter account ahead of the Premier League clash with Wolves, with a caption reading: “Welcome back to Old Trafford, Sir Alex.”

Ferguson thanked medical staff in a video message released by the club in July, when he revealed that he intended to be back at Old Trafford to watch United in the coming season.

TEAM NEWS

14:35: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho tinkered with the side that defeated Young Boys 3-0 in midweek, freshening up his starting XI.

Antonio Valencia returned in place of Diogo Dalot, with Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini also restored.

Wolves were unchanged after last week’s win over Burnley.

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14:00: And here are the starting XI’s.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Valencia, Fred, Lingard, Fellaini, Pogba, Sanchez, Lukaku.

Subs: Romero, Bailly, Mata, Martial, Pereira, Young, McTominay.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Jonny, Coady, Neves, Jota, Moutinho, Costa, Jimenez.

Subs: Ruddy, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Hause, Bonatini.

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Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic will miss Manchester United’s return to Premier League action against Wolves through suspension.

Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard are back in contention after being rested and Phil Jones could return, but Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo are not fit.

Wolves are likely to be unchanged for a sixth consecutive Premier League game. Portuguese winger Ivan Cavaleiro is expected to be Wolves’ only absentee as he continues his recovery from a back injury.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Man Utd W L L W W; Wolves D L D W W

Top scorers: Romelu Lukaku & Paul Pogba (Man Utd) 4; Raul Jimenez (Wolves) 2

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)


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