Manchester United held to draw at Wolves after Paul Pogba fails from spot
For a while it looked as if Manchester United would enjoy the rare feeling of leaving Molineux with three points and fresh optimism. In a first half dominated by Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team Anthony Martial fired them into the lead. But Wolves came roaring out at them in the second half and drew level thanks to a wonderful goal by Rúben Neves. Paul Pogba then missed a perfect chance to put United back in front, Rui Patricio saving his 67th minute penalty.
The way United exploited Chelsea’s naivety at Old Trafford on the opening day proved they are dangerous opportunists. The challenge here was to provide evidence of more rounded development. Doing so in this arena would be especially encouraging given how they floundered at Molineux last season. United had come here in March in the week after a sensational Champions League comeback at Paris Saint-Germain, a victory that went a long way towards securing the manager’s job on a full-time basis for Solskjær, and not only in the mind of over-excited interviewers like Gary Neville.Continue reading...