Behind de Gea and in front Greenwood: United defeats the Wolves

Manchester United struggled against Wolverhampton Wanderers for a long time and could thank Keeper de Gea for not falling behind. In the closing stages, Greenwood made the lucky punch.

Mason Greenwood redeemed Manchester United late against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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In the first game after signing Cristiano Ronaldo, the superstar was not yet in the Manchester United squad against Wolverhampton Wanderers. But newcomer Varane made his debut – and Sancho also started against the still pointless Wolves.

Punchy Wolves, United with problems

Varane didn’t have time to acclimatise in central defense – because coach Bruno Lage’s team got going right away. Especially after winning the ball, it was lightning fast forward and so de Gea had to intervene early against Raul Jimenez for the first time (3rd). Shortly afterwards, the goalkeeper was beaten, but Wan-Bissaka saved just before the line (6th). The Wolves could have played out even more opportunities, but Traoré and Co. often lacked the necessary accuracy in the final or in the final pass.

United still had enough problems to find their way around, often acted too slowly and without assertiveness. It was rarely as dangerous as Greenwood’s shot from an acute angle (44th). Once the ball was even in the goal, but Bruno Fernandes was previously offside (38th).

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Referee team
Michael Dean

Michael Dean

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After the break, the Red Devils managed to limit the opponent’s many tempo runs more often. Every now and then the Wolves broke through, but then left a possible lead lightly (Trincao, 63rd). ManUnited continued to go offensive, so opportunities were scarce. Goalkeeper José Sa only had to seriously intervene with Pogba’s shot (75th).

De Gea saves – Greenwood meets

His counterpart de Gea had saved United minutes before with a mad reflex against Saiss from the safe deficit (69th) – and was thus one of two guarantees for the second win of the season. Because Manchester stayed in the game – and Greenwood’s goal from an acute angle in the final phase was synonymous with the final score (80th). The Wolves, on the other hand, continue to wait for the first goal and lose the third game in a row with 0: 1.

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