United will be hoping to make two successive wins at Old Trafford, two successive wins in Premier League, which would be a great thing to step into the new calendar year. After the 1-1 versus Newcastle on the road, many critics were sent to players and the team. Even United deserved to lose that game. After that match, the team showed a reaction and won over Burnely at weekend 3-1. That 3-1 win stretched Man United's undefeated run to 8 matches across all competitions- a great streak which leaves them 7th in the Premier League table - four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with 2 games in hand. However, 2021 was not so great for Red Devils, but a New Year brings new opportunities and likely a new permanent face on the bench will come in summer. However, when it comes to the team news for this game, we got great news. Portuguese magician Bruno Fernandes is back from a yellow card suspension and should start in this game.
Wolves' last 2 games have been postponed - and it's difficult to predict what sort of performance they will put in here. Before that, there were only 4 goals scored in total across their previous 7 games. So, the visitors have also scored just one goal in their last four away matches in the Premier League and do not exactly have great memories of playing at Old Trafford. Indeed, only Manchester City have conceded less goals than Wolverhampton in the Premier League this campaign so a lower scoring game is expected between the two teams here. Wolves know how to defend, yes. But sooner or later they will be punished for being so impotent up front, and if they decide to sit back only in this game, that will be a bad idea. In the away team, when it comes to team news, Pedro Neto and Jonny are making steady progress in their recoveries but remain on the injury list alongside Willy Boly, Hwang Hee-chan and Yerson Mosquera.
In the end, I think the momentum for United is good and such a win at home would definitely get them close to the wished positions. 1-0 or 2-0 home win is what I see here at Old Trafford.