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Manchester United dealt blow ahead of Wolves clash as star lifts lid on Mendes influence

By Alex Dicken as reported by the birmingham mail, Fitness blow Jose Mourinho will be without four of his Manchester United stars for Saturday’s clash with Wolves at Old Trafford. Red Devils boss Mourinho is already having to contend without Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford due to suspensions, and at least two more players are poised to miss out. Argentine defender Marcos Rojo and Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera are suffering with injuries and still not ready according to Mourinho. Phil Jones, however, is fit to return following a hamstring strain which has kept him out of action since the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur four weeks ago. Mourinho said: “Small things but nothing important, so I would say Marcos Rojo is the one that is still not training with the team and Ander Herrera is not ready to play but is in the final phase of his recovery process. “Jones is OK now, so it’s Rashford and Matic with suspension, the ones that are not available.” Meanwhile, Wolves are expected to be unchanged for the sixth successive Premier League game following their 1-0 win over Burnley last time out. Nuno Espirito Santo has resisted making alterations to his starting XI so far this season with speed demon Adama …read more

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Mourinho to be without five players for Wolves clash

By thedroid #As reported by theworldgame.sbs.com.au Manchester United will be missing five players for Saturday afternoon’s (Sunday morning AEST) Premier League home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Diogo Dalot to be rested, Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera not fully fit and Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford suspended. The post Mourinho to be without five players for Wolves clash appeared first on sportsdroid. …read more

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Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Man United v Wolves

By The Sport Review staff As reported by thesportreview.com, Former Liverpool FC star Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League for the first time this season when they host Wolves on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils head into the game fresh from having kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win at Young Boys on Wednesday night. Manchester United have made something of a stuttering start to the new season and they lost back to back games in the top flight against Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton. However, they have since bounced back to win their last two games as they look to try and establish themselves as one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season. And former Liverpool FC star Owen feels confident that the Red Devils will claim all three points when they welcome Wolves to Old Trafford in the top flight this weekend. Writing in his column for Bet Victor, Owen said: “United have won their last six league games against Wolves at Old Trafford and I feel they will maintain that good record at the weekend although the Molineux outfit …read more

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Mourinho discusses Wolves Portuguese connection

By Peter Henry First published by thefootballfaithful.com Manchester United will face newly promoted Wolves tomorrow at Old Trafford, with Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho set to come face to face with a large contingent of his Countrymen. Wolves have a large number of Portuguese players in their squad and are coached by Nuno Espirito Santo, who Mourinho managed during the pairs time at Porto. The Midlands clubs rise to the Premier League has been largely down to the influence of super agent Jorge Mendes, who has represented Mourinho throughput his career. While the Manchester United manager confirmed that he has not been in contact with Mendes in recent times, he did heap praise on the job that has been done to get Wolves back into the top flight of English football. ”No, I don’t speak with him for quite a long time to be honest, but when we speak we don’t speak about my job or his job, he’s my agent and that’s it.” Mourinho told his pre-match press conference. ”But I think the work in Wolves is good because is not just about Portuguese influence, a Portuguese manager, a Portuguese staff and Portuguese players, is also about getting the right ones …read more

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Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers: match preview

By admin AS reported by theguardian.co.uk If Manchester United can defeat Wolves this will be their fourth consecutive win in all competitions and José Mourinho is entitled to believe his team’s season is up and running following two early defeats. The manager is wary of Wolves after they ran away with the Championship last season. They have already taken a point off Manchester City, so this promises to be an intriguing match. Jamie Jackson Saturday 3pm Continue reading… The post Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers: match preview appeared first on sportsdroid. …read more

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Man Utd vs Wolves Preview | Latest Team News | Expected Line-Up’s | Prediction

By Fraser Crawford As reported by football-talk.co.uk By Fraser Crawford on September 21, 2018 Manchester United will be looking to continue their recent good form with another win when they welcome Wolves to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils have recovered from a tough August that saw them lose to Brighton and Tottenham as they’ve secured back-to-back wins on the road at Burnley and Watford in the Premier League before kicking off their Champions League campaign with a routine 3-0 win at Young Boys in midweek. Those results have eased the pressure on Jose Mourinho but the Portuguese coach will be keen to build some momentum and move Man Utd up the table from their current eighth placed position with another positive result tomorrow. However, they’ll be up against an ambitious Wolves side who have made a solid return to the Premier League having taken eight points from their five games so far having gained promotion from the Championship last season. Team news United will be without Marcus Rashford as he serves the second of his three-match suspension while Nemanja Matic will also miss the game following his dismissal at Watford last weekend. Phil Jones could …read more

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Wolves manager explains why he idolises Jose Mourinho

By Leo Nieboer As reported by thepeoplesperson.com Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has opened up about Jose Mourinho’s important influence on his career during the pair’s time at Porto together. Nuno, whose Wolves side topped the Championship last season, was part of the team which won the UEFA Cup in 2003 and the Champions League in 2004. They also have a mutual agent in Jorges Mendes and will play each other for the first time at Old Trafford on Saturday. Speaking at a press conference ahead of the clash, Nuno recalled how Mourinho instilled a faultless fighting spirit into that Porto team. “[I learned] a lot,” he said. “In that moment, what we had, the group of players we had, the way Mourinho manages and made us believe that it was possible to do what we did as a squad. We won everything, and it was absolutely fantastic.” “You take from everyone. When you have such success it’s because you do things right. Of course you learn a lot as a player when you pay attention to managers when they speak to you.” Nuno is not the only manager to view Mourinho as a kind of managerial fatherly figure. Many in the Premier League and beyond, such …read more

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Nuno honoured by Mourinho praise ahead of showdown with Manchester United

By BreakingNews.ie As reported by breakingnews.ie Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is honoured by the praise given to him by former manager Jose Mourinho, who he has described as “a big inspiration” ahead of his side’s trip to Old Trafford.In his pre-match press conference today, United boss Mourinho said Nuno had earned the right to manage in the Premier League, after winning the Sky Bet Championship title with Wolves last season.Nuno was the reserve goalkeeper at Porto under Mourinho between 2002-04, when the Portuguese club won a host of titles including the Champions League, and the two men will be reunited when Wolves play United on Saturday.During his own press conference, Nuno responded to Mourinho’s praise, saying: “Jose Mourinho was my manager for two years – what we achieved for Porto will be in our memories forever.“It’s an honour that he speaks about me, but it’s not about me it’s about Wolves against Manchester United. Tomorrow what we’ll see is two good teams of football trying to achieve the best result possible.“To all the players that were in the squad in 2003-04, when we won everything, he was a big inspiration. It will stay in our memories forever.“But since then things change, …read more

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Is This The Wolves Side To Surpass The Special One

By Mike Pinedean from vitalfootball.co.uk Wolverhampton Wanderers take to the pitch once more this weekend as we travel to Old Trafford for the latest Premier League tie against Manchester United and Jose Mourinho. After spats with the media in recent weeks, results have improved the mood around the red of Manchester – not least Mourinho’s own attitude – but it’s not like Wolves don’t go into the game in good spirits given our own start to life in the top tier and victory over Burnley is a boost given how they’ve improved following their own promotion a few years ago. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo isn’t a man for many changes as we’ve already seen this year so, unless an injury that I’m not aware of as I type gets in the way, I really don’t see changes to the starting XI for this one. Patricio, Jonny Castro, Boly, Coady, Bennett, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jota, Jimenez, Traore. Consistency, continuity and confidence are with them, so why can’t we pull off the unexpected to continue our rise in recent years and take a massive scalp in the process? It’s hardly a weak United side, but Phil Jones and Ander Herrera are reportedly out injured. Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic are …read more

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