Wolverhampton Wanderers – Manchester United: Set-piece Driven Comeback For Wolves After United Dominate First Half (1-1)
A solid game plan by Ole Gunnar Solksjær got undone by a wonderfully crafted set-piece goal by Ruben Neves and a penalty miss by Paul Pogba in Molineux as the teams shared the points. Manchester United looked very much in control, despite not creating many chances. United found the opener with a nicely worked goal, but Wolves’ set-piece prowess once again delivered and denied Manchester United a perfect start to the season.
Tactical analysis and match report by Cem Soylu.
Molineux hosted a very intriguing matchup between a Wolves side looking like the main candidate to break into the top six, versus Manchester United who could end up dropping out of it. Manchester United’s curtain raiser was against another endangered top six side in Chelsea, and it went extremely well for them with a 4-0 victory at Old Trafford. Wolves, on the other end, played the other candidate to move upwards, Leicester, in a 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium.
Ole Gunnar Solksjær dropped Andreas Pereira in favor of Daniel James for the only change he made to the starting lineup against Chelsea, fielding his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Nuno Espirito Santo unsurprisingly named an . . .