In Sunday’s early kickoff, the troubled Wolves will hope to cage a Manchester United side who no longer have the distraction of European football to contend with and will concentrate all their efforts on retaining the domestic title, as Bet365 offer odds indicating there is no hope for Terry Connor’s men
Unfortunately for Terry Connor, his side will be the first to go up against the newly focused Red Devils who will be looking to condemn Wolves to the fiery depths of the league’s drop zone.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s team were deservedly ejected from the Europa League on Thursday after rounding off a 5-3 aggregate defeat to Athletic Bilbao.
This marks the first time in ten years that the English giants have failed to reach a cup final but marks a wake-up call for the Reds who have looked lacklustre at times this season.
That being said, United’s fierce rivals Manchester City were also dealt defeat at the hands of Sporting Lisbon and as such have just as much time to look upon the Premier League as a priority.
United assumed top spot last weekend after the Citizens faltered at the Liberty Stadium, losing 1-0 to a stern Swansea City.
Roberto Mancini’s side face another difficult fixture against the renewed Chelsea now playing under Roberto Di Matteo who is yet to be beaten as Chelsea manager.
Should the league leaders win at the Molineux this weekend, they will extend their lead at the top to four points as Manchester City aren’t set to play until Wednesday.
However, Wolves will be just as keen to climb out of the relegation zone and can do just that with an underdog victory on Sunday.
Sir Alex Ferguson could welcome Antonio Valencia, Luis Nani and Phil Jones back into the fold this weekend after the trio missed varying periods of playing time through injury.
Jamie O’Hara and Nenad Milijas are in contention to return for the hosts and Stephen Hunt is expected to undergo a late fitness test after a period out with a hernia.