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Match Thread: Manchester United vs Wolves


New signing Podence

By Wolves
February 1 2020

Wolves travel for another big challenge today, facing Manchester Ubited at Old Trafford in the day's late kick-off. New signing Daniel Podence is likely to be in the match day squad, along with Diogo Jota and Willy Boly who have recovered from injury.

In light of their injury list it could be considered that today is a very good time to be playing at United. Rashford and Pogba are still unfit to play along with several others. However word has it that their major new signing Bruno Fernandez will play today, whilst their new striker Odion Ighalo is still in China!!

 

After what many Wolves fans would consider a poor transfer window - which certainly didn't live up to the expressions of hope frm Nuno Espirito Santo earier in the season - having seen only Daniel Podence join as a potential first team player and defender Ryan Bennett depart on loan to top four team Leicester City, Wolves must surely be hoping they will not suffer any further long-term injuries, and will have a big enough squad to face the rigours of the rest of the PL season and the Europa League knock out stages. We must also hope that this is not secretly a source of frustration to Nuno as his appeal to other clubs grows!!

 

Once again Wolves will be heading off to Marbella next week for warm weather training during the international break.

 

Today's match will be screened by Sky TV with a 5:30pm kick off, and will be refereed by Paul Tieney.

 

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Match Thread: Manchester United vs Wolves
Discussion started by Wolves , 01/02/2020 11:52
Wolves
01/02/2020 11:52
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020:02:18:17:03:59 by Cheshire wolf.

Ivybridge Wolf
01/02/2020 13:34
As John Lennon once wrote:

“Dear Podence, won’t you come out to play”



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Billericay Wolf
01/02/2020 15:57
Like it!

Andy Fincher
01/02/2020 16:04
Quote:
Ivybridge Wolf
As John Lennon once wrote:
“Dear Podence, won’t you come out to play”

Nice one.

Lupinehowler
01/02/2020 16:34
Don’t want to get carried away but I fancy us to take all three points.

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 16:36
I saw that somewhere this week too Ivy - on Facebook I think!!

Changes to our team this afternoon. Willy Boly steps back into the team replacing Dendoncker who drops to the bench. Neto also on the bench & replaced by Jota. Keeping them company on the bench is Daniel Podence. Line-up

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Lupinehowler
01/02/2020 16:38
Shows how far we have come in the past few seasons- every one of the subs would have walked into the starting lineup just a few seasons ago.

Ivybridge Wolf
01/02/2020 16:58
Well, despite the somewhat predictable but lacklustre January window, a pleasure to see Jota and Boly make their starts. Bit harsh on Neto, perhaps? I’d be surprised if he didn’t get on.

Surely we have a great chance in this one ....... when don’t we? Would love to see us deliver a Man City / Liverpool style performance again - or Saints second half! Who wouldn’t.

So Man Utd will be playing their new signing. In the words of Benny and Bjorn:

“Can you hear the drums Fernandes? As we travel up the M6 on a starry night like this”.

As I don’t subscribe, in your face Facebook.

UTW!



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01/02/2020 17:02
I despise United with a passion having grown up around United fans in the northwest- sky sports news full of news about Uniteds new signing instead of mentioning ours. Lets put these scummy b*astards to the sword.. old Trafford is rammed full of Chinese tourists so hopefully they have been screened by medics before entering the theatre of turds

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 17:30
Lots of laughs Ivy and Angry
Full of hope for the outcome if this game

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 17:34
Free kick to Wolves 25 yds out, cleared but to Traore who earns a corner

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 17:35
Saiss gets our first shot in from corner but too high

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 17:40
Great play by Jota to get Jonny into area but Shaw cleas for a throw in. Both teams happy to play on the counter attack. Adama slows the game down when a quick delivery was needed

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 17:48
Joao hurt challenging Fernandes but seems OK.
Good play by Utd - Pereira shoots from outside area but wide

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 17:50
Two corners to Wolves. Second goes to Doc & his header almost creeps into top corner

wolverina
01/02/2020 17:55
Gotta be optimistic!

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 17:55
Neves coming up with some fabulous passes. Harry McGuire tries another shot from distance but very poor effort.

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 17:59
Saiss upends Martial ten yards outside our area which Fernandes takes and hits straight into touch!

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:00
Neves steps up to take a similar free kick but way too high - again - from him.

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:05
Fernandes shoots wide from distance. Jonny goes down in their area, refs blows but free kick against him!! Traore shoots and only just wide.

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:10
Fernandes shoots after long build up play, but Rui collects easily. Cagey stuff at the moment

Ivybridge Wolf
01/02/2020 18:15
Did I just see Maguire pull Traore’s arm out of it’s socket?



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Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:15
Adama goes down holding his left shoulder after a tussle with McGuire. Seems OK. 2 added minutes at the end of first half

wolverina
01/02/2020 18:16
Bloody thug!

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:19
Quote:
Ivybridge Wolf
Did I just see Maguire pull Traore’s arm out of it’s socket?
He had a real grip on him Ivy didn't he!! That's the end of a very even first half. Both teams have had attempts but only few on target. United resorting to 'professional fouls' to stop our faster players as usual.

Ivybridge Wolf
01/02/2020 18:20
HT
It’s a game of ‘cats’ and mouse. ‘Midnight’ by the time we get a winner at this rate.
UTW



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Lupinehowler
01/02/2020 18:26
Good first half from us, didn’t concede an early goal for once.
The rest seems to have done the world of good for the energy levels.
An open game where we have edged it, just need that first goal to really put the pressure on them.
Traore shoulder seems to be a constant problem for him so hoping that he comes out for the second half but if not we have Podence who can continue to terrorise their defenders.

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:33
Adama fir to continue so no changes as second half starts.

wolverina
01/02/2020 18:40
Adama retaliates - clearly the ref thought that was fair enough!

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:43
Great chance for Jota but just loses the ball at the last moment. United struggling to mount a dangerous attack then Fernandes gets a yellow card for bringing down Raul.

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:45
Now Neves brings down Mata & gets a yellow card. Fernandes to take it - on target but well covered by Rui

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:53
Good play y Utd before Mata shoots just wide. Ref gives a free kick instead of letting Adama run. Nuno objects & gets a yellow card!!

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:55
Nuno objected to a poor ref decision & was shown a yellow card. Good break by Wolves but no clear shooting chance

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:58
Excellent run by Adama, passes to Raul & his shot well saved by De Gea. Neto replaces Jota

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 18:59
Yellow card for Joao for deliberate hand ball. Mason Greenwood on for Pereira for Utd

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 19:03
Good attempt by Joao but too high. Adama struggling with his ankle so Daniel Podence being prepared and makes his debut.

Ivybridge Wolf
01/02/2020 19:04
Dear Podence ............



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Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 19:07
Great stop by Rui after Greenwood's shot deflects off Boly and Coady!! Free kick out in by Joao and Saiss makes a complete hash of it!! Head like a fifty pence piece!

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 19:13
Really good block by McGuire to deny Doc after good play by Podence

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 19:17
Into last minute of normal time

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 19:20
Four added minutes. Donk replaces Raul Attendance over 73,600!! Podence gets his first shot blocked

Cheshire wolf
01/02/2020 19:22
Dalot goes close with a header. Final whistle goes and it finishes goalless. A better result for us than them!!



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wolverina
01/02/2020 19:24
I can remember the days we would have been ecstatic with a point at Old Trafford - now it just seems a wasted opportunity! hope Adama is OK!

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01/02/2020 19:26
A fairly dour performance from both teams but shows how far we've come that we are disappointed with a draw at old Trafford. I dont understand why nuno brought Raul off for a defender... this isnt the United of yesteryear , why not go for all 3 points? Podence looked decent but he could have at least had the decency on the bench to be ready for action instead of putting shinpads on etc

Lupinehowler
01/02/2020 20:04
A good performance and a well deserved point. Does not do my nerves any good at all when we defend so deep for so long. Teams are now showing our attack a lot more respect and are doubling up at every opportunity. Boly and Jota seemed to settle back in seamlessly which is a bonus.
Onwards and upwards.

Ivybridge Wolf
02/02/2020 01:47
Definitely a good point though 4 matches against them this season, 3 draws and a defeat. Overall I’d say that is disappointing.

We could have made better of some of our chances but that is the story of the last two seasons. Equally Manchester United had very good opportunities and the one at the death was a massive heart in mouth moment! Happy with the point and definitely deserved.

As Lupinehowler has said, so good to see Jota and Boly fitting back in, though would say Big Willy was the most assured of the two. Dear Podence looked good too, that one turn and shot, whilst blocked, has given me plenty of hope.

Well played Wolves, great stuff!

Shame we now have a stupid ‘winter break’ (ffing ridiculous) as we could do with a bit of continuity, two weeks without a match is too long at this stage.

UTW!



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02/02/2020 10:58
There are far too many international breaks in football and when you consider some weeks we are saturated with games to the point of overkill , the spacing of the games definitely needs to be looked at.

I'm assuming it's another international break with players born in Jamaica donning the 3 lions because their grandmother once farted in Uk airspace in 1955 so we have to endure a few pot bellied drunks and deranged old biddys waving their flags again. Keep the world cup as an instant knockout , scrap qualification making it like the FA cup where minnows can draw "giants " … who wants to watch England pummel another country in qualification where residents think the wheel is a new invention with Wright and Shearer wheeled out in suits telling us all how there is progress when England wins 8-0 vs san marino type opposition. I wouldn't wash my car with a d1ckland shirt.. which I have now purchased after going to court last week somehow keeping my license on 13 points (Sm122)

Ivybridge Wolf
02/02/2020 13:35
(Sm22)

........ erm, okay ........ no internationals eye popping smiley(Sm6) it’s a premier league induced winter break. 1 week’s fixtures spread over two weeks to give the molly coddled athletes a well earned break and because mystic meg foresaw and predicted huge snow drifts across England ........ and of course, more money achieved via TV schedules.

As for my England shirt, I’ll put it away until June 14th (Sm1). Angry, I have a couple spare, feel free to PM me if you’d like to borrow it!



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02/02/2020 15:12
I couldnt be bothered to check Ivy if Dickland were playing the Vatican city but regardless of this break, we continually have the international nonsense during a season and it needs scrapping. When did this break get introduced.. this season I presume as I cant recall this before?

Ivybridge Wolf
02/02/2020 16:06
Spot on, first season. It was decided sometime last season that the poor lambs would be tired come mid February or, as I indicated, the country would grind to halt following a perfectly timed biblical snow fall.

Just goes to show that you give an inch however - instead of focusing on the fact this stupid break has been introduced because of constant bleating , the likes of Pep and Klopp still love to pedal the erroneous view of playing too much football. Tiresome.



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02/02/2020 18:23
Indeed Ivy , with our tiny squad I think we are currently exploding the myth of the tiredness rubbish. I'm sure we all remember earlier this season there were people saying we would be relegated due to the Europa league exertions as physical athletes in their prime are incapable of two 90 minute matches in a week... what a load of cr*ap that is. Back In the real world nurses work 12 hour shifts, tennis players play 5 sets on consecutive days but some Instagram ponce like Pogba is feeling a little bit weary the poor soul. I also have vague recollections of reasons behind Burnleys struggle last season being down to one qualifying game in the Europa against Olympiakos where they didnt even make the group stages... it may have been Cedric that believed that. (Sm64)

I always believe proof is in the pudding with these things whether its crutone, impending relegation battles or even prediction league tables to see where these... experts are (Sm100)

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