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Postponed Premier League matches against Watford and Arsenal meant that it was a quieter festive period than expected for Wolves, although they made sure that their return to action was well worth the wait on Monday night.
Joao Moutinho‘s 82nd-minute strike earned Wolves their first away win over Manchester United in over 40 years, picking up where they had left off before their COVID-enforced break.
Bruno Lage‘s side are now unbeaten in their last three outings and have kept a clean sheet in all of those, including that win over Man United and a respectable goalless draw with title-chasing Chelsea.
That form has lifted Wolves up to eighth in the Premier League table and a European push could be on the cards following a slow start to the campaign, although for that they will probably need to improve their goalscoring abilities.
Wolves have found the back of the net just 14 times in their 19 outings this season – the second-worst record in the division behind rock-bottom Norwich City – although they have also only conceded 14 at the other end, a tally only leaders Manchester City can better.
Indeed, the last seven games involving Wolves have only produced four goals in total, and you have to go back to November 1 for the last time that both teams scored in one of their games, so they are not the team to watch for excitement right now.
Lage may have been planning to use this match as a chance to rest first-teamers and give fringe players a run-out, but their lack of action recently means that it is now a good opportunity to get minutes into the legs of some of his bigger names too.
The Wolves boss is limited by injuries, though, with Willy Boly, Pedro Neto, Hwang Hee-chan, Jonny and Yerson Mosquera all currently sidelined.
Romain Saiss has now joined up with Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations too, meaning that Leander Dendoncker could fill in at the back.
Some fringe players are still likely to get a start, with John Ruddy, Fabio Silva and Ki-Jana Hoever among those pushing for a place.
Sheffield United will be without Morgan Gibbs-White, who is on loan from Wolves and therefore ineligible to play against his parent club.
One positive from their recent break from action could be the return to fitness of some players, although Robin Olsen, Jack O’Connell, Rhian Brewster and John Fleck are all still expected to miss out.
Sander Berge is now fit again, though, and he could be handed his first start since August having missed a big chunk of the season so far through injury.
Veteran striker Billy Sharp is expected to lead the line, having scored three and created three more in his last four FA Cup starts.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Ruddy; Dendoncker, Coady, Kilman; Hoever, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri; Traore, Silva, Trincao
Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Foderingham; Bogle, Basham, Robinson, Stevens; Berge, Norwood; McGoldrick, Ndiaye, Osborn; Sharp