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Weary Wolves may be running out of steam 

BT Sport 2, 7.45pm Wednesday

There was little to choose between these two in the first effort at Molineux and this FA Cup third-round replay at Old Trafford could be equally as tight.

Both sides hit the woodwork during the course of their 0-0 draw but United finished without recording a shot on target as their miserable run against Wolves continued.

The Red Devils haven’t beaten Wanderers in five attempts in all competitions but this looks a great opportunity to improve that statistic.

United will be buoyed by their thumping 4-0 win over Norwich at the weekend and despite a trip to Liverpool looming large, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be tempted to name a strong side in an attempt to build confidence after three games without success.

This will be Wolves’ 38th fixture of the season and a run of four games without victory suggests the punishing slog is starting to catch up with them and it may pay to back United edging a tight contest.

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