Man U vs Wolves: Manchester United made a winning start to their 2023/24 Premier League campaign on Monday night, beating Wolves 1-0 at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were pushed all the way by a Wolves side playing their first game under new manager Gary O’Neil, but a second-half header from Raphael Varane proved to be the difference.
United had the better of the chances in the first half but were denied by some good saves from Jose Sa in the Wolves goal. Marcus Rashford had the best opportunity, but his shot was tipped onto the post by Sa.
Wolves came out stronger after the break and had a number of chances to equalize, but they were ultimately undone by a moment of brilliance from Varane. The French defender rose highest to head home a cross from Diogo Dalot in the 76th minute.
United held on for the win in the closing stages, despite some late pressure from Wolves. The result leaves them top of the Premier League table after one game, while Wolves are in 17th place.
Here are the key takeaways from the match:
- United were made to work hard for their win by a Wolves side who were well-organized and defensively solid.
- Varane was the hero for United, scoring the only goal of the game with a well-timed header.
- Bruno Fernandes was again influential for United, creating a number of chances and setting up Varane for the winner.
- Wolves will be disappointed not to have taken something from the game, but they can take heart from their performance.
It was a good start to the season for United, but they will need to improve their performance if they want to challenge for the title. Wolves will also be looking to improve, and they will be hoping to get their first win of the season in their next match against Brentford.