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Wolves’ Jota expecting a ‘hard’ game against Manchester United

Diogo Jota insists Wolves are expecting a ‘hard’ game as they prepare to host Manchester United on Monday night.

Wolves face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Molyneux tonight, the visitors arriving in confident mood following an impressive 4-0 opening day win over Chelsea last weekend.

The Midlands side were unbeaten in three meetings with Manchester United last season, winning two at Molyneux including a 2-1 victory in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Jota insists that despite his side’s impressive recent record against tonight’s visitors, Wolves are anticipating a difficult encounter as they prepare to face a ‘big team’.

“It’s a new season so they’ve had more time to work with the players. They made their own changes, every team in the transfer market tried to improve their team, and we have to understand we’re going to face a big team and it’s going to be hard,” Jota told wolves.co.uk.

“It’s our job. When you play it’s 11 against 11, even if they have more quality on paper, we have to match that with our fans, playing at home with 100 percent effort, trying to win the match.

“Our fans are always with us, but in that game (against United in the FA Cup) we understood the importance of going to Wembley to them. It made a difference a little bit, but we count on them every game. Monday night they will be here, supporting us.

“This is a new season, so nothing to do with the last one. They are very strong at the moment, with their first result of the season, so I think it’s going to be hard for us. We have to understand the moments of the team and when we can, try to get on the attack and score goals.”

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