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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

1st April 2019, 18:13 by Simon Barlow

Having knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup, Wolves could seriously dent the Red Devils' top-four bid on Tuesday.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side have turned Molineux into a fortress since their last home defeat to Crystal Palace on January 2.

Since then, they have won six and drawn one of their home matches in all competitions - a run that includes an FA Cup third-round victory over Liverpool and last month's epic quarter-final humbling of United.

Nuno rested a couple of key players from his starting line-up when Wolves lost to Burnley on Saturday.

Wing-back Matt Doherty and in-form striker Raul Jimenez, who has scored five goals in his last eight games for club and country, should come straight back into the side - as could defender Ryan Bennett after suspension.

The team Nuno selects on Tuesday will almost certainly be stronger than the one that defeated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side 2-1 in March as first-choice keeper Rui Patricio will get the nod over veteran back-up John Ruddy, who has been given a run in the cup.

Solskjaer's side created very little on their last visit, mustering only two shots on target - one of which was Marcus Rashford's all-too-late consolation goal.

Rashford bagged his 10th of the season in United's home win over Watford on Saturday and could be joined in the starting line-up by Romelu Lukaku.

Anthony Martial is a doubt after limping off against the Hornets but Jesse Lingard is available to start, while Victor Lindelof could make his return to the side after time off following the birth of his first child.

Solskjaer may also decide to freshen up his midfield after being critical of his players for looking like they were still on their holidays after the lacklustre display against Watford.

Fred, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay stand by for calls if the Norwegian wields the axe for United's last match prior to next week's Champions League quarter-final first-leg against Barcelona.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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