Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Manchester United: Hits and Flops as Red Devils held to stalemate at Molineux | FA Cup 2019-20
Flop - Tahith Chong
Tahith Chong was handed a rare start as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked to freshen things up from the side that fell to a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in their previous Premier League encounter. The youngster, however, failed to produce the goods as he produced a lacklustre display on the wings for the Red Devils.
Starting alongside Daniel James and Mason Greenwood upfront, Chong was ineffective in the final third and failed to produce anything noteworthy. The Dutchman's game is typified by the fact that he didn't complete a single dribble or register a shot on target, as he was withdrawn in the closing stages of the game for Diogo Dalot, who made his long-awaited return from injury.
Hit - Conor Coady
Since returning to the Premier League in 2018, Conor Coady has been one of the mainstay's of Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves side and the Englishman was at his brilliant best once again, as he produced an imperious display at the back for the home side. The skipper started alongside Leander Dendoncker and youngster Max Kilman in a three-man defence and orchestrated the backline with incredible command, as Manchester United were left red-faced in their efforts to beat the Wolves rearguard.
His 60 touches throughout the game was bettered only by Dendoncker and the Wolves captain attempted 55 passes with a commendable 85% completion rate. Coady was rock-solid at the back for the home side, as they registered a hard-fought draw against the Red Devils to force a replay at Old Trafford later this month.Published 05 Jan 2020, 02:08 IST