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United eye extending league lead vs Wolves

Associated Press
Mar 16, 2012 at 05:22pm IST

London: With Manchester United out of Europe and eliminated from the FA Cup, Sunday's English Premier League match at relegation-threatened Wolverhampton Wanderers takes on even greater importance than usual for the defending champions.

United's short-lived debut in the Europa League ended on Thursday with a second straight defeat against Athletic Bilbao, leaving the Premier League as the only trophy still open to the Red Devils this season.

Captain Patrice Evra says "we have to win the league to save our season."

United eye extending league lead vs Wolves

A win against Wolves will extend United's lead to five points over Manchester City.

Second-placed Manchester City don't play until Wednesday, so United have the opportunity to lift morale and move five points clear with victory at Wolves.

City plays Chelsea, who first host Leicester in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Sunday.

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