Willy Boly returned from injury in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2-1 defeat to Liverpool (January 23) and may be in line to start against Manchester United on Saturday. Nuno Espirito Santo gave Conor Coady, Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saiss the nod against Liverpool, but Wolves have been short of form of late and could benefit from a change.
Ahead of their meeting with United, Wolves have lost three and drawn one of their last five Premier League games. The Midlands outfit have conceded eight goals in this time and haven’t kept a clean sheet for two months. Boly has been a good omen for Wolves when he starts, so Nuno could hand him his first appearance since Wolves’ 2-1 win over Slovan Bratislava (October 24, 2019).
The 28-year-old has made 16 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating two goals. He’s been on the losing team only twice, has conceded one or less goals in 14 of those games and helped Wolves keep six clean sheets (38%). If Nuno wants to start Boly, he’ll have a difficult decision to make on which defender to drop – Coady, Dendoncker or Saiss.
Time will tell how Wolves line up.