Not even with a star like Portuguese Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United was able to convince. This time it was Wolves who got away from the – once – feared Old Trafford Stadium, in a 0-0 draw that did nothing but to knock Man United down from 5th to 7th place it the Premier League table.
The game at the Theatre of Dreams was Premier League’s 25th matchday and marked the debuting game of Man United’s brand new signing, Portuguese Bruno Fernandes, who came from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.
And what a way to debut. the Portuguese midfielder was lined up as a starter by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and did not disappoint, with a lot of chances created and some good shots from outside of the box to try to beat his countryman, Rui Patricio.
Talking about that, let’s be honest… Bruno Fernandes would be maybe much more comfortable playing for the Wolves than for the Red Devils. It’s due because of the number of Portuguese players that Wolves count with. There are Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Rui Patricio, manager Nuno Espirito Santo and some others too.
However, it was, once again, another frustrating game for Man United fans to watch their team. Solskjaer’s team seems to be discouraged, with terribly low self-esteem, and lack of attention, mainly in the final third.
It was Fernandes who ruled the Red Devils during the whole game, and if it wasn’t for goalkeeper Patricio, he would have grabbed a goal on his debut match.
After the break, the strategies were the same, as the hosts kept most of the possession and Wolves waited for a lethal counter-attack.
However, less changed compared to the first half. The best chance came in pretty much the last minute of the game, on 90+4, as after a delivery inside the area, Man United’s Diogo Dalot missed a face-to-face chance, with the ball going inches away from the goal.
With the 0-0 draw, Man United lost two positions in the table, and went to 7th place, behind both Sheffield United, Tottenham, and Chelsea, in the fight for the last spot for UEFA Champions League football next season.