Wolves 1-1 Manchester United: Three hits and flops
- These performances stood out in an enthralling game for both the right and the wrong reasons.
Paul Pogba missed a crucial penalty which could have given Manchester United their first win at the Molineux under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It was like watching two different games before and after half time. United moved the ball slowly and carefully in the first half and Wolves didn't threaten much either. The second half saw the game open up completely to soon become an end-to-end contest.
United will definitely feel bitter dropping two points as they had more and the better of the chances, especially the missed penalty from 12 yards. On the positive side, they've upgraded drastically on all departments compared to last season, and have at least picked up a point at a stadium where they didn't even manage a draw last season. Wolves, on the other hand, look like they're up for the big tests yet again this season.
Here's three major players who were positively impactful in this game
#3 Adama Traore
The big, bulky Spaniard was clearly the catalyst for Wolverhampton Wanderers after coming on as a substitute for Matt Doherty. His pace and agility caused a wreckage on United's left-hand side. He gave Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford a run for their money all game with his tremendous pace and his spot-on crosses caused havoc in the United penalty area.
Not being able to contain Traore was the reason that directly led to the goal they conceded. One of his crosses was also headed in by Raul Jiminez which somehow stayed out after hitting the bar. Why was he on the bench in the first half?!
#2 Ruben Neves
The Portuguese international did what he does best, controlling every single Wolves move from the midfield. His reading of the play was outstanding, he was the first to claim any loose balls in midfield and start counter-attacks . The way he struck the ball from outside the box into the top corner against a full-stretched de Gea for his goal, was a work of art.
The midfielder already had a record of scoring more goals from outside the box than he had touches inside the opposition's penalty area. His ability to convert a dead ball into a thing of beauty is what makes him one of the hottest midfielders in the Premier League right now.
#1 Aaron Wan-Bissaka
The England international was the best player on the pitch in this game. Called Spider Man by United fans, Aaron Wan-Bissaka didn't seem to lose a tackle in the whole game. In fact, he made nine tackles in the whole match, three times as many as any other United player.
He also fed two brillaint balls to Jesse Lingard inside the penalty area, which Lingard failed to capitalize on. Wan-Bissaka's performance might be one of the brighter things the dejected, travelling United fans will take back home. Already proving to be one of United's biggest signings this season, Wan-Bissaka will be a rock for United on the right hand side.