Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Manchester United - Football Match Report

Arnold Nichols
April 4, 2019

"But for their keeper we should have won".

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now responsible for giving Manchester United their confidence back in his first serious test as manager, according to one ex-player.

The battle for Champions League places has now become a four-horse race with two spots up for grabs as Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all battle it out for automatic qualification.

After taking the lead at Molineux, United were rocked by the side that knocked them out of the FA Cup at the same venue, with Chris Smalling's 77th minute own goal proving decisive on a night when Ashley Young was sent off for the visitors.

In Football Leaks material published by Der Spiegel in May 2018, it was claimed Sanchez, whose contract runs to 2022, earns £391,000-a-week, with an additional £75,000 for every game he starts.

Solskjaer said: "I said we needed 15 points from the last seven games (to make the top four), we now need 15 in the last six, so we don't have room for many more losses".

"We created our own downfall really".

But Martin reckons the away games will be as tough as the home games for Solskjaer's boys.

United could have been 3-0 up inside the first 20 minutes before Diogo Jota cancelled out Scott McTominay's first senior goal.

It was particularly galling for the United manager given Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio made a series of close-range saves to deny his team at the other end.

However, he hailed his charges for a good show up-to the 75th minute when the conceded the second goal.

"The preparation starts now for the semi-final - we will rest and prepare for a hard game".

Jota levelled after 25 minutes after Joao Moutinho robbed Fred following David De Gea's short pass and it got worse for United when Young saw red after 57 minutes for his second foul on Jota - referee Mike Dean's 100th Premier League dismissal.

"I'm pleased with the performance, that's what is important". "He reached the ball, and it was just a little bit too high".

After his second game since being given the Old Trafford job permanently, Solskjaer was asked if the shine might be coming off his incredible start.

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