Manchester United News: Wolves impress United chief

2 years ago

In the latest Manchester United news, boss Jose Mourinho says he has been impressed by the efforts of Wolves this season and believes they should comfortably retain their Premier League status.

With fellow Portuguese tactician Nuno Espirito Santo at the helm, the West Midlands outfit blew away all before them to claim the Championship title last season.

The step up to the Premier League does not appear to have daunted Wolves, who after drawing with champions Manchester City, have gone on to secure wins over West Ham United and Burnley.

As Wolves prepare to make the trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, Nuno is preparing to face his former Porto coach in the form of Mourinho.

Having seen Wolves’ rise in the English game, Mourinho has been impressed with their progress and feels the club will be able to comfortably avoid the drop back down to the Championship.

“That team in Porto, 75% are managers,” he said. “Nuno reached the Premier League level. He came by merit. He went to the Championship first and got promoted to the Premier League.

“Wolves were dominant last season and have adapted to the Premier League.

“They are going to have a very stable season and are far from the problems teams that get promoted usually have.”

Mourinho has confirmed teenage right-back Diogo Dalot will not be involved in the Wolves game, while United have no fresh injury concerns from the win over Young Boys in the Champions League in midweek.

United are 4/7 with bet365 to beat Wolves at Old Trafford, while Wanderers are 11/2 to cause an upset and secure their third win on the bounce.