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Today, at 3pm, Manchester United will play against Wolves at Old Trafford, hoping to end their two-game losing streak.
The team lost 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion 72 hours ago and suffered the same scoreline defeat against West Ham United last Sunday evening.
Consequently, they failed to strengthen their position in the top four. Currently, they are in fifth place with just one point ahead of Liverpool.
Manchester United is under immense pressure to bounce back and re-establish a four-point lead over Liverpool before the latter faces Leicester City on Monday night.
The match against Wolves this afternoon is crucial for the team’s position in the standings. Fortunately, United has an impressive home record this season and hasn’t lost a game at home since September 8 in all competitions.
However, Marcus Rashford’s availability for this match is uncertain due to a leg injury, as confirmed by Erik ten Hag in his pre-match press conference yesterday. It is uncertain whether he will play, and his absence could be a major blow to United.
On a positive note, Raphael Varane is expected to return to the matchday squad for the first time since suffering an ankle injury last month. He has not played since April 13, and his return could boost the team’s defense.
REPORT: The Reds are pursuing Rice.
According to the Guardian, Manchester United is prepared to compete with Arsenal in their pursuit of Declan Rice.
The midfielder is expected to leave West Ham this summer, and Arsenal has been the front runner in the race, having laid the groundwork for some time now.
However, the Hammers have set a high price tag of at least £100m for the 24-year-old, which Mikel Arteta’s side is reportedly reluctant to match, and United is conscious of a possible late move from their competitors.
In the meantime, Erik ten Hag has identified the acquisition of a top-class midfielder as one of his priority positions this summer.
United make a decision on David de Gea’s position against Wolves.
Despite committing two high-profile errors in recent weeks, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is not under consideration for being dropped, according to Erik ten Hag.
De Gea’s errors occurred in the Europa League defeat at Sevilla and last week’s Premier League loss to West Ham.
Although the 32-year-old’s existing contract is coming to an end, he is expected to sign a new contract with United on a reduced salary.
However, as reported by the Manchester Evening News, there is growing uncertainty over De Gea’s No.1 status next season, even though he is set to stay at United beyond this season.