Wolverhampton vs Man United: One final game for a Wolves legend

Nuno Espirito Santo’s last game as manager of Wolverhampton sees his side welcome Manchester United to Molineux.

When: Sunday, May 23, 16:00 BST

How to watch: BT Sport

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Best Bets

Wolverhampton to win at 6/4 (888Sport)

Wolverhampton to win and BTTS at 18/5 (BetVictor)

Adama Traore to score anytime at 7/2 (Unibet)

What a job Nuno Santo has done at Wolves. From his 198 competitive games in charge, the manager was able to achieve a 71% unbeaten rate thanks to a record of 96 wins, 46 draws and 56 defeats.

While this season may not exactly have gone to plan, the team are still on course for a respectable 12th placed finish.

Question is, can the manager bow out in style against Manchester United?

Fabio Silva keen to succeed at Wolves after learning how to drown out critics
Fabio Silva keen to succeed at Wolves after learning how to drown out critics

Santo has a decent record against the Red Devils with two wins, four draws and two defeats from eight encounters.

With United focusing on Wednesday's Europa League final, this does seem like a perfect opportunity for Wolves to pick up a major victory.

Last Three Matches

Manchester United 1-0 Wolverhampton (Premier League - December 29, 2020)

Man United left it late when they last took on Wolves.

A goal from Marcus Rashford in the 93rd minute helped the Red Devils to a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Wolves enjoyed more shots on goal but lacked the clinical edge to find a breakthrough.

Manchester United 0-0 Wolverhampton (Premier League - February 1, 2020)

Despite dominating possession, attempts, passes and attacks, Man United had to settle for a goalless draw at Old Trafford.

There was a total of six yellow cards in what proved to be a quality-shy outing from both sides.

Manchester United 1-0 Wolverhampton (FA Cup - January 15, 2020)

Man United sealed their place in the Last 16 stage of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Wolves.

Veteran Juan Mata grabbed the winning goal in the 67th minute.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men stayed strong defensively and prevented the visitors from taking the tie to extra time.

Last ten head-to-heads

Wolverhampton wins: 2

Draws: 4

Manchester United wins: 4

Wolverhampton goals: 7

Manchester United goals: 15

End of season disaster

Talk about ending a season with a whimper. Man United have picked up one point from their last three Premier League games.

In fact, they've only managed one win from their last five competitive games.

Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Their sloppy end to the season has allowed Manchester City to pull away and build a 12-point cushion - something that was unthinkable at the start of the season.

United are now putting all of their eggs in one basket as they look to claim Europa League glory on Wednesday against Villarreal. That's certainly good news for an opportunist Wolves side.

Wolves aren't pulling up trees either

With one win in five games, Wolves aren't exactly firing on all cylinders.

The most concerning thing for Nuno Santo's men is their clear lack of goals. In those five games, Wolves have managed just three goals.

Wolves have endured a poor season by their standards
Wolves have endured a poor season by their standards

But the problem is a lot deeper than that. Over the course of the season, Wolves have only managed to score 35 goals. That is the lowest total in the Premier League with the exception of the bottom four clubs.

Goalscorer bets

Despite their scoring woes, there is one man who is slowly beginning to find the back of the net.

Adama Traore has scored two Premier League goals this season - both coming over the course of the last seven games.

Wolves star, Adama Traore
Wolves star, Adama Traore

Interestingly, both goals were also scored after 75th minute mark.

With that in mind, Traore to score anytime at 7/2 (Unibet) is our recommendation. 

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