Wolverhampton Wanderers welcomed Manchester United at the Molineux Stadium earlier this evening as they focused on picking up their first points of this campaign. The home team made a bright start to the game but were toothless in the final third as they went into the half-time break all level on the scoreline.
Bruno Lage’s men defended well for most of the second half but got undone by Mason Greenwood’s goal in the 80th minute after Jose Sa was unable to keep the ball from going into the back of the net. It was a knockout blow for Wolves as they ended up losing the contest by a narrow 1-0 scoreline.
Let’s take a look at how each Wolves player performed during the clash against the Red Devils.
GK: José Sá – 5/10
The Portuguese keeper made a couple of saves but made a huge error of judgment when attempting to save Greenwood’s strike. His only mistake ended up costing his team the result.
CB: Max Kilman – 6/10
Kilman kept a good shape at the back and was tidy with his passing. However, he won’t be feeling well after allowing a late goal.
CB: Conor Coady – 6.5/10
The English defender won his fair share of duels in the air and made a couple of interceptions at the back. He also didn’t take too many risks with his clearances.
CB: Romain Saiss – 7/10
Saiss was a rock at the back and pulled off multiple clearances during the game to keep the Man United attackers frustrated. However, his contributions were not enough for Wolves to get anything out of this game.
RM: Nelson Semedo – 6.5/10
Semedo was full of energy down the right flank and performed his defensive duties quite well.
CM: Ruben Neves – 6.5/10
He created some decent plays for others around him and even had a couple of attempts at goal.
CM: Joao Moutinho – 6/10
The veteran midfielder was a bit slow to react to the danger at times and produced an uneventful performance at the centre of the park.
LM: Marcal – 6.5/10
The Brazilian talent worked hard to track back and defend when required. However, he failed to make an impact in the Man United half.
RW: Francisco Trincao – 7/10
Trincao made a few decent runs with the ball but struggled to deliver a telling pass in the final third.
ST: Raul Jimenez – 6/10
Jimenez caused a lot of problems for the Man United centre-backs but was quite wasteful in front of the opponent’s goal.
LW: Adama Traore – 8/10
The Spanish speedster was by far Wolves’ best player on the field today. He completed a lot of exciting dribbles and set up a handful of inviting chances for his teammates to score.
LW: Daniel Podence – 6/10
Podence added some pace to Wolves’ attack.
CM: Morgan Gibbs-White – N/A
He hardly had any time to make an impact.
ST: Fabio Silva – N/A
The youngster was the last throw of the dice by Bruno Lage.