Man United & Wolves clash
Manchester United and Wolves faced off in an FA Cup 3rd round clash on Saturday evening.
Wolves have got the better of Man United in recent times. In the pairs’ last four meetings before Saturday, Wolves had come out on top on two occasions with the remaining two ties ending as draws.
Saturday’s tie would have a similar outcome with United struggling to break Nuno Santo’s side down.
Proceedings would draw to a close with the score still at 0-0, meaning a replay at Old Trafford is now on the cards.
Highlights: Wolves 0-Manchester United 0
Man United targeting Wolves duo?
After the tie, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about Man United’s links to Raul Jimenez, with OGS having this to say:
“Another good player that we’ve been linked with.
“Loads of players are linked with us, he came on and did really well today but I can’t comment on these speculations.” As quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
Nuno Santo was also asked about Man United’s interest in their standout striker. The Wolves boss had this to say:
“First-time I heard it. Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] didn’t mention anything about that.
“The transfer window is open. When it is open anything can happen. As managers we have to be ready because anything can happen. We are very happy with Raul.” As quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
Now, on Sunday the 5th of January, Goal are reporting that the Manchester powerhouse have made enquiries as to the availability of both Jimenez and his Wolves teammate, Ruben Neves.
Jimenez has scored 17 and assisted nine in 32 outings across all competitions this season and would certainly add some firepower to United’s attack, something they were lacking on Saturday.
As for Neves, the former Porto man has proven over the last few seasons he is a top-quality midfielder and would likely be an improvement on United midfielders such as Fred and an ageing Nemanja Matic.