Wolverhampton Wanderers Vs Manchester United: Predicted Lineups
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Rayan Ait-Nouri of Wolverhampton Wanderers is challenged by Seamus Coleman of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on May 19, 2021 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK. (Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to end Nuno Espirito Santo's tenure as manager on a high note when they host Manchester United on the final day of the season.

It has been announced that the Portuguese boss will leave the club after the clash against the Red Devils and the Wanderers will hope to provide a performance to remember for the 47-year-old.

Tomorrow's encounter certainly won't be an easy one considering that they are coming up against a United side that will finish the campaign second in the league and who so far this season are unbeaten on the road.

If Ole Gunnar Solskjar's outfit does avoid defeat tomorrow, they will become only the fourth side to go undefeated away from home across a top-flight season alongside Preston North End (1889-1889), and Arsenal who achieved the feat on two occasions (2001/02 and 2003/04).

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Going into the final game of what has been a disappointing season for the club, it will be music to Santo's ears that there are fresh injury concerns.

Winger Daniel Podence underwent groin surgery on Monday and it is hoped that he will be back fit by the start of next season.

The Wanderers will further be without long-term absentees Raul Jimenez (fractured skull) and both Jonny and Pedro Neto who are both suffering knee problems.

Last time out at Everton, Nuno opted to return to his three at the back system and with the dangerous attacking force that United have under their ranks, it would be surprising if he did not utilize this again.

It was a boost for Wolves to see Willy Boly return to action at Goodison Park who lined up alongside Conor Coady and Max Kilman with Romain Saiss being the one who was left out.

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Although for their last game of the season, Santo may want a little bit more experience in that backline meaning that Saiss could see a return back to the starting lineup.

The last couple of games due to the injuries in forward areas and impressive displays, Morgan Gibbs White has been given the opportunity to show what he is about.

The 21- year old has certainly shown to do this with his best display coming in the home win against Brighton and Hove Albion, an occasion in which he grabbed the late winner.

Consequently, with Wolves having nothing to play for, the academy graduate will likely be started from the off to continue to try to cement his position in the team for next season.

Predicted lineup:

Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Ait-Nouri, Moutinho, Neves, Gibbs-White, Silva, Traore

Manchester United

Meanwhile for United, with their Europa League Final on Wednesday in mind, it is likely that Solskjaer will play a rotated squad at Molineux.

The only confirmed absentees for the trip will be Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial, both of which are looking doubts for the final in Gdansk.

Despite Scott McTominay and Fred suffering injuries during the 1-1 draw with Fulham in midweek, both should be available to feature in the last game of the season.

On another positive note for the Red Devils, Daniel James is fit to return to the fold after recovering from injury which has left him out of the last four league games.

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With a rotated squad likely to be used in tomorrow's game, it could be the case that the likes of Eric Bailly, Alex Telles and Donny Van De Beek, and Amad Diallo could be given the chance to impress so they can show to earn the right to have some involvement in the European final in four day days time.

Predicted lineup: 

Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Telles, Van De Beek, Matic, Diallo, Mata, Greenwood, Rashford


Despite it being likely that United will field a weakened outfit, they will still be looking to take this game seriously as they will not want their impressive form away from home to come to an end.

Although, with fans back to Molineux for the first time since last season and with it being Nuno's last game in charge that could be the extra boost that the hosts need to put in a good performance which could potentially earn a positive result.

However, the firepower and quality that Solskjar will be able to bring on may prove to be a little too much for the Wanderers to deal with.