Wolverhampton Wanderers will be without Diogo Jota against Manchester United on Wednesday evening. The 23-year-old picked up a calf injury in Wolves’ 2-1 defeat to Watford and missed their 1-1 draw with Newcastle United as a result.
Nuno told Joe Edwards of the Express and Star said: “Diogo had the scan yesterday, and next week we can look at progressing on the pitch. His healing process is doing OK, so, hopefully, he can start next week with us. It’s important, of course.”
Jota will miss out against Man Utd and is expected to be sidelined for Wolves’ trip to Southampton on Saturday too. Pedro Neto should start alongside Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore while the Portuguese international is out of action.
Wolves drew 0-0 with Man Utd in the third round of the FA Cup (January 4) and have a chance to book their place in the fourth round against Tranmere Rovers or Watford if they can get a result at Old Trafford. They’ll have to do it without the 23-year-old.
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Jota has made 29 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating 14 goals. The wide-man has netted only two goals since September, however, so Neto may have been preferred by Nuno regardless.
Wolves are now short on attackers after Patrick Cutrone joined Fiorentina, so they’ll be desperate to bring in some firepower before the transfer window closes.