Wolverhampton Wanderers are back in Premier League action today.

Spirits should be high around the place following the excellent 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Carabao Cup Second Round
Nottingham Forest (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Bruno Lage’s side looked good against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

But the reality is Wolves are yet to score a league goal and are still on zero points.

Today Wolves face a Manchester United side buoyed by the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to the club after leaving in 2009.

He’ll not be involved today of course, but the Red Devils players could well be playing with a feel-good factor.

In goal for Wolves, Jose Sa will return to the starting XI having been rested on Tuesday.

The wing-backs formation has been looking decent so far and it’s hard to see Lage moving away from it for this one.

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Willy Boly (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Willy Boly has been back in training for Wolves this week, and the £10 million star (BBC Sport) could perhaps come in in place of Romain Saiss if he’s ready to go.

Max Kilman simply has to keep his place having been brilliant so far. And Conor Coady won’t be dropped.


Nelson Semedo and Fernando Marcal will probably come back in as the wing-backs.

In midfield, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho seem to be Lage’s preferred pairing just at the moment.

Leander Dendoncker featured against Forest. But it’s hard to see him coming in to start over the Portuguese pair at Molineux.

In attack, Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez are nailed-on starters.

It will be interesting to see who occupies that final spot though.

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Daniel Podence (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

It’s going to be between Francisco Trincao and Daniel Podence most likely.

Both scored and played well against Forest, and it is not a simple decision for Lage.

Given the level of opposition and the fact Trincao is still getting used to English football, Podence might just get the nod.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Sa/Kilman, Coady, Boly/Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Marcal/Podence, Jimenez, Traore.

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