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Wolves Battle Man United To Premier League Draw At Old Trafford

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Spanish midfielder Adama Traore (L) vies with Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder Fred (R) throughout the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 1, 2020. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP

 

Manchester United and Wolves missed one other probability to shut the hole on Chelsea within the race for a spot within the Champions League subsequent season with a 0-0 draw devoid on inspiration at Old Trafford.

Both sides stay six factors adrift of Chelsea, regardless of a run of 4 wins in 13 video games for the Blues, and fall a degree behind Sheffield United.

United handed a debut to £47 million ($62 million) signing Bruno Fernandes in midfield as he went head-to-head with a number of his Portuguese worldwide teammates.

Fernandes has been recruited so as to add some much-needed guile and targets to the United midfield and an absence of creativity and leading edge up entrance with out the injured Marcus Rashford was evident as they failed to interrupt down a well-organized Wolves.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males have been largely restricted to photographs from the vary with Fernandes eager to make his mark.

Andres Pereira and Fernandes fired vast earlier than the debutant’s clear strike from the sting of the field was too near Rui Patricio.

Wolves additionally harbour ambitions of taking part in Champions League soccer for the primary time subsequent season, however have been overly cautious of their strategy and have now failed to attain in three conferences with United over the previous month.

Adama Traore prompted Liverpool a litany of issues in Wolves’ final outing, however the Spaniard was not allowed the identical area to take advantage of by United and blasted vast his aspect’s greatest probability earlier than the break.

Fernandes examined his former Sporting Lisbon teammate Rui Patricio once more from distance with a free-kick and Juan Mata curled vast as United’s stress started to construct with out ever chopping the guests’ open.

And Wolves’ plan to comprise and counter-attack practically paid off when Traore burst via the guts of the United midfield and performed in Raul Jimenez, who compelled David de Gea right into a effective save.

United’s different new signing Odion Ighalo was not obtainable after finishing a late mortgage transfer from Shanghai Shenhua earlier than Friday’s switch deadline.

Solskjaer, subsequently, needed to flip to 18-year-old Mason Greenwood within the seek for a winner and {the teenager} practically delivered with a deflected shot that fell kindly into the wrong-footed Patricio’s arms.

The hosts greatest probability fell to substitute Diogo Dalot deep into stoppage time, however his header trickled inches vast to make sure United have received simply considered one of their final 5 league video games.

AFP

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