Wolves look to hunt down United

2019/20 FA Cup

Third Round Proper (Last 64)

4-6 January 2020


Wolverhampton Wanderers will be on the hunt for the scalp of Manchester United when the teams meet in an FA Cup Third Round clash at Molineux Stadium on Saturday 4 January 2020, kick-off at 17:31.


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Wolverhampton come into the clash on the back of midweek defeat in the Premier League, having succumbed 2-1 away to a resurgent Watford.


Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted that the short turnaround between games at this time of year makes his job exceptionally difficult: “Obviously every manager and player would like more time between the games to recover well, but this is the reality,” the Portuguese explained.


“We have mentioned this many times and it is very difficult. Sometimes it is almost absurd the hours between matches, so you just try to do it.”

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United also suffered a Wednesday loss, putting in a performance lacking intensity and grit in their 2-0 reverse at Arsenal, while news of midfielder Paul Pogba needing surgery on his foot a further blow.


“You can say that [it's two steps forward, one step back] because of course we have lost the game after two wins. Then again, it's for me it was a game between two teams that do have loads of quality,” explained manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


Wolves striker Raul Jimenez


In head-to-head stats, Wolverhampton and Man United have met in 85 previous matches. Wolves have claimed 31 wins compared to 39 for the Red Devils, while 15 games have been drawn.


The teams’ most recent meeting was a 1-1 draw at Molineux Stadium in August last year, while Wolves famously put United out of last season’s FA Cup in March, winning 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota.


Wolverhampton v Man United – Head-to-head

Matches played 85

Wolverhampton wins 31

Man United wins 39

Draws 15


FA Cup Third Round Proper fixtures

NB – Kick-off times are all scheduled for one minute late as part of the Heads Up campaign from the FA.


Saturday 4 January

12:31: Rochdale v Newcastle United

12:31: Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town

12:31: Millwall v Newport County

12:31: Rotherham United v Hull City

12:31: Burnley v Peterborough United

12:31: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers

15:01: Fulham v Aston Villa

15:01: Cardiff City v Carlisle United

15:01: Oxford United v Hartlepool United

15:01: Southampton v Huddersfield Town

15:01: Brighton & Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday

15:01: Reading v Blackpool

15:01: Watford v Tranmere Rovers

15:01: Preston North End v Norwich City

15:01: Brentford v Stoke City

17:31: Leicester City v Wigan Athletic

17:31: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

17:31: Bournemouth v Luton Town

17:31: Manchester City v Port Vale

17:31: Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth


Sunday 5 January

14:01: Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City

14:01: Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

14:01: Charlton Athletic v West Bromwich Albion

14:01: Bristol Rovers v Coventry City

14:01: Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley

14:01: Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur

14:01: Crystal Palace v Derby County

14:01: Burton Albion v Northampton Town

14:01: Sheffield United v Fylde

16:01: Liverpool v Everton

18:16: Gillingham v West Ham United


Monday 6 January

19:56: Arsenal v Leeds United


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Published: 01/02/2020