Wolves regulars set to return for Manchester United visit

Ruben Hill
August 20, 2019

Nuno Espírito Santo and almost 30,000 fans watched with glee as a youthful Wolves side completed an 8-0 aggregate win thanks mainly to a devastating 10-minute spell in the second half.

Ruddy; Vallejo, Coady, Kilman; Adama, Moutinho (Dendoncker 52), Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre; Neto (Jota 72), Cutrone (Jimenez 72).

The pick of the goals was still to come with three minutes left, however, a fine team move seeing Wolves find Jimenez in space and his scooped pass over the Pyunik defence was met by Jota's wonderful overhead kick.

The margin of victory was perhaps larger than many would have anticipated but Pyunik now face a mountain to climb if they're to make it into the play-offs of the Europa League, being 4-0 down and their opponents scoring 4 away goals too.

Vallejo made his first appearance for Wolves since he joined this summer on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

Albeit the massive scoreline, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo told reporters that it was quite a challenge to get past Pyunik.

"I thought all my players did a very good job, not just the new players".

But it was a display that would have impressed Andy King - watching from the directors box as he waits to seal his loan switch from Leicester - and now sets up a showdown with Legia Warsaw of Poland as Gers look to qualify for the group stage for the second year running.

'They started very strong in the first game, we handled them OK and the moment we scored we started controlling the game. "All we have to be focused on is the next game, one at a time".

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Monday's trip to Molineux.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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