Manchester United played guest to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux stadium on Sunday evening.
The occasion was enough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to hand the Red Devils’ new recruits, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane their first United start as they both struggled through the stifling opening period that saw the Old Trafford side being run ragged by a devastating Adama Traore.
The Spain international winger who has been linked for a reunion with his side’s former boss, Nuno Espirito Santo at White Hart Lane was quick to prove why he would be such a formidable asset to the current English Premier League log leaders if his transfer materializes.
In the evening that Traore was busy busting United defence recklessly with his side unable to make any of their created goal scoring chances count., the Old Trafford side was strangely only able to threaten their host briefly with Mason Greenwood only denied his side’s closest chance.
The Red Devils have got Aaron Wan-Bissaka and David De Gea to thank for helping them stay level in the game until Greenwood was finally able to give United their hard fought three points.
While Wan-Bissaka was there to help United ensure a remarkable clearance from inside his own six-yard box, De Gea with 20 minutes remaining was able to produce an astonishing double save to deny Roman Sais twice from point-blank range.
Sadly so, Wolves were made to costly pay for all their missed chances with 10 minutes remaining when Greenwood picked up the ball in a seemingly innocuous area but the teenager’s low drive proved too hot to handle for Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa, who could only divert the ball into the net.
The goal emphatically burst the Wolves bubble and United comfortably saw out the closing stages to move up to third in the fledgling table, while breaking Arsenal’s 27 away unbeaten record to set a new English record with their 28 unbeaten away run of games.