Man United begins its effort to 'save season'

STUART CONDIE AP Sports Writer Published:

LONDON (AP) -- 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."

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

City plays Chelsea, which first hosts Leicester in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Sunday.