Mason Greenwood scored his third goal in three games to secure victory for Manchester United at Molineux. it maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
Wolves and had the majority of chances in the first half, with Raul Jimenez shot saved by the legs of De Gea and on-loan youngster Trincao’s shot cleared off the line by Wan-Bissaka.
But as the game went on, United grew in confidence and could’ve been ahead before halftime with Greenwood having a strike from the left side of the box going just wide of the far post.
The away side carried on their momentum going in the second half, but Wolves should’ve taken the lead when De Gea produced a double save to keep out Saiss’s header and his subsequent rebound.
The Red Devils finally broke the deadlock with ten minutes remaining when following a 50-50 challenge between Pogba and Neves, Varane picked up the ball and found Mason Greenwood, who cut in on his right foot and fired the ball into the far corner.
Wolves will feel aggrieved as they believe the challenge on Neves was a foul but none was forthcoming as United went on to claim all three points.
Greenwood provides the clinical edge
Last season, United picked up too many 0-0 draws as they failed to provide the clinical edge needed to challenge their City rivals to the Premier League title.
Mason Greenwood stepped up to continue his fine form and seal their victory for his side.
The England youngster, not part of Gareth Southgate’s 23 man squad for the upcoming matches, hopes to prove to the England Head Coach that he should be in and around the England team ahead of the likes of Leed’s Patrick Bamford.
If he carries on this rich vein of form he has at the moment, it won’t be long until Southgate eventually picks him and can showcase his talent on the international stage.
In regards to Manchester United, with the re-singing of Cristiano Ronaldo, The Red Devils hope to deliver a clinical edge to their game which was often lacking last campaign and provide a good title challenge that can push them all the way this season. As well as in the Champions League.
Wolve’s frustrating start to the season continues
With the departure of Head Coach Nuno Espirito Santo to Tottenham, Bruno Lage, a fellow Portuguese Manager, was brought in and it was hoped that he could repeat the heroics achieved by his predecessor.
But with no goals and no points in the opening three games of the season, aside from the 4-0 victory over Nottingham Forrest in the League Cup. It just hasn’t gone quite to plan for Lage at his new club.
While the performances have been good and they are creating chances, the lack of goals from the Wolves attack could spell a long season for the West Midlands club, regardless of their performances.
Adama Traore in particular should’ve had at least a couple of goals already this season, with both his one-on-one’s against Leicester and Tottenham both saves and put wide respectively. A familiar tale for the Spaniard during his time at Wolves.
Despite their frustrating start to the season, if they can keep up their performances and more importantly be more clinical in front of goal, they could have a decent campaign this time around. Especially during a time where Bruno Lage is trying to implement his plan for a Wolves team who can compete in the Premier League.