Jota to miss Man United clash
Wolves will host Manchester United on Saturday evening, kickstarting their 2019/20 FA Cup campaign.
Both Man United and Wolves are entering the competition in the 3rd round.
These two sides would also face off in last season’s FA Cup competition.
It would be Wolves who came out on top on that occasion, clinching a 2-1 victory in the quarter-final stages.
Wolves are also unbeaten in their four meetings vs Man United since their recent promotion to the PL.
Ahead of what should be an entertaining tie, Nuno Santo has spoken about Diogo Jota.
Jota has been a pivotal member of Wolves’ squad this term, but Santo has confirmed that the Wolves attacker is unavailable for the United clash:
“Unfortunately, Diogo is not available. In the last game, the moment of the red card for Kabasele, no intention at all, but he had a strong impact. Tomorrow and probably the next days, he’s out.
“He’s being assessed, he’s done an MRI, but it’s not good. We have to wait for all the blood, that the impact caused, to go down, so the ‘doc’ can evaluate him better and assess him. After that we’ll have a proper look at the diagnosis.” As quoted by Wolves’ official website.
Vallejo to leave Wolves?
As well as ruling Jota out of the Man United clash, Nuno Santo all but confirmed that Jesus Vallejo would be leaving the club in January.
The Premier League outfit signed Vallejo over the summer on a season-long loan from Spanish giants,Real Madrid.
However, the 22-year-old has found his game time rather limited in England, making just two Premier League appearances for Wolves this term.
And when speaking about Vallejo on Friday, Nuno stated that the stopper is probably set to move on, and it is time for him to find a club where he can play:
“I’m going to be clear, Jesus probably is going because he wants to play, he’s a young and talented player that we brought here with high expectations, but it didn’t work out. It’s time for him to go and find a club where he can play and keep on progressing because the talent is there.
“It’s based on reality, he had moments that he played, moments that he performed well, and some moments he didn’t perform well. That’s the case of Vallejo. Clearly it didn’t work out.
“When things don’t work out, you have to look at yourself as coaching staff, how can you make things work for the best? Sometimes you don’t have time, it’s three parts – you, the player, the clubs, all these things.” As quoted by Wolves’ official website.