On behalf of this 16th day of the Premier League, Manchester United welcomed Wolverhampton to Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men found the loophole in the dying minutes of the meeting,
After the 19:00 multiplex which saw, in particular, the victory of Arsenal in front of Brighton (1-0) and the explosion of West Bromwich Albion against the Leeds of Marcelo Bielsa (0-5), it was the turn of Manchester United to play in the Premier League on Tuesday night. The Red Devils had a lot to do as they hosted the Wolverhampton team at Old Trafford. The better team in the second half, the Wolves are still less serene than last year especially since the injury of their number one striker Raul Jimenez. Opposite, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, by winning, could snatch second place in the Premier League, currently occupied by the Leicester team.
From the first moments, we felt that the Mancunians wanted to make a result at home. However, the Wolves were proving dangerous. A great De Gea was then needed to intervene in front of Vitinha (11th) and Ruben Neves (13th). Ten minutes later, on a free-kick from the right, Romain Saiss found the crossbar (23rd). Not much until half an hour into the game and an opportunity for Bruno Fernandes, who came up against a good Rui Patricio following a cross from Mason Greenwood (34th). Just before the break, Romain Saïss again put De Gea in difficulty, who remained vigilant (39th). At the break, despite possession of the ball, United struggled to make the hole.
We wondered if the players of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would finally beat Wolves since their return to the English first division (3 draws, 1 loss in the Premier League). However, by the hour of play, this was still not the case and the start of the second half did not really lead to optimism. It is for this reason, perhaps, that OGS decided to bring in Anthony Martial in the 64th minute in place of Mason Greenwood. We then found ourselves with a Rashford-Cavani-Martial trident supported by Bruno Fernandes.
We thought Manchester had found the loophole, but Edison Cavani’s goal was out of play (70th). In the process, Romain Saiss forced David de Gea to have a new save, but he was, in turn, signaled offside (72nd). Less than three minutes later, Bruno Fernandes found Paul Pogba magnificently at thirty meters. The French sent a big shot, well captured by Rui Patricio (75th). Time was ticking, but not much was happening and we were moving more and more towards a draw with a goalless draw. But in the end, the referee offered five minutes of added time. Enough for Marcus Rashford, who was having fun on the right side and sent a shot deflected by Romain Saiss at the back of the net (1-0, 90th +4). Wolves remain 12th, MU passes 2nd.