Erik ten Hag’s tricky second album at Manchester United started with a victory but few will understand how. The hosts were dominated by a Wolves team that changed manager days before the start of the season and United were lucky not to concede a penalty in added time but still ended with the points.
Wolves missed a collection of chances to at least get a point out of the match as Raphaël Varane’s header settled the result. Many will feel Wolves should have had a final chance to level matters in the dying seconds of the match when André Onana clattered into Sasa Kalajdzic, only for the referee, Simon Hooper, and his VAR colleagues to decide the challenge required no punishment, despite the goalkeeper getting nowhere near the ball.
Written by Will Unwin at Old Trafford
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/aug/14/manchester-united-wolves-premier-league-match-report under the title “Raphaël Varane gives nervy Manchester United win against lively Wolves”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.