Having already faced Nuno’s Wolves 3 times this season in all competitions, we were all aware of how dangerously organized they are. We knew today would be no different. After a week of signings and talk of organized walkouts (more of that later), you would be forgiven forgetting that we actually play football every so often. So here we go again we seem to be playing Nuno every week and the pre-match interview showed that there is mutual respect.
With Matic suspended and Lingard proving to be surplus to requirements, Andreas returned to the midfield, with Shaw preferred to Williams (god knows why). Our new signing slotted into midfield next to Fred playing a much more defensive role then he is used to.Embed from Getty Images
The game started with Wolves pressing high and Adama and Doherty running James and Shaw ragged down the left (this would continue all game).
It didn’t take long for Bruno to get involved and Old Trafford faithful cheered him with every touch of the ball. Fred nearly sending him clearly and downing countryman Moutinho with in the first 15 minutes showed this boy is here to play and with McSauce and Pogba soon to return he could be the catalyst for a top 4 push
On 17 minutes Andreas shot well wide with a well-crafted move involving Fred and Juan Mata, the passing being the most improved thing of the day.
Wolves always looked dangerous with every attack down the left with Fred and Maguire regularly having to step in and help an out of his depth Shaw out.Embed from Getty Images
Apart from a rasping shot from Bruno from a distance and one Straight at Rui Patricio. Wolves looked the most dangerous in the first half, creating numerous chances through Jota and Jimenez and Adama proving Shaw isn’t up to the challenge from the first minute.
The second half brought Bruno his first yellow card for pulling Jimenez back within the first ten minutes of the restart. Neves fouled Mata just outside the Wolves Penalty area for Bruno took stinging Rui Patricio’s hand and the spilled ball was narrowly put wide by Juan Mata.
On 58 minutes a minute’s applause was held for the Busby Babes
The planned walkout contained four idiots and a mobile phone. Not the showing that the glazer out and Woodward out movements were hoping for …
64 Minutes Nuno received a yellow card for remonstrating with the 4th official…
72 minutes Greenwood for Andreas.
Greenwood nearly capitalized within 10 minutes his shot deflecting off two players with Rui Patricio scrambling to secure it.
87 Lingard and Dalot for James and MataEmbed from Getty Images
With the best chance of the game Dalot heading just wide after a lovely ball from Wan-Bissaka after the lovely build-up down the right
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Man of the Match: Bruno FernandesEmbed from Getty Images
Out of position in a depleted team and with one (maybe 2) training sessions still managed to shine a little …… this could be the start of a beautiful friendship…