Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Superb Moutinho goal earns Wolves point at Man Utd

Superb Moutinho goal earns Wolves point at Man Utd

Jose Mourinho has told his Manchester United players to learn from the attitude Wolves displayed in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

Ferguson, who managed United for 27 years before retiring in 2013, was on hand to see Brazilian global Fred score his first goal for the club since signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer.

United were held by the top-flight newcomers after Joao Moutinho cancelled out Fred's first-half opener shortly after the break.

That form has lifted United ahead of tonight's clash against Wolves, yet growing optimism is underpinned by the manager's sustained belief - first uttered in pre-season as transfer frustration grew - that this will be a tough campaign. What United need from such a player is end product. If we put in the energy we did today then we'll give a good account of ourselves.

Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku made little impression and Anthony Martial and Juan Mata came on to no effect. "Let's improve, let's get better so we can (be) every week like this".

But Wolves had chances of their own to claim a first Old Trafford win in 38 years and, in the dying seconds, substitute Adama Traore burst through only to shoot selfishly over the goal.

"I think good results, good performances, they make miracles and bad results and bad performances, they make you look more exhausted, more upset, more ugly, more everything", Mourinho said.

"I could say we were exhausted, Champions League, bad pitch [against Young Boys], the body suffers the different impact on an artificial rather than actual grass, not coming home after the match". "I think we are going to be a better team". I think Wolves played how I like to play which is like a World Cup final. 'Maybe we should have showed more hunger.

Alex Ferguson' s emotional return to Manchester United for the first time since his life-saving surgery was spoiled as Wolves snatched a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday. Maybe we felt a bit of fatigue because we played in the Champions League'. There is a hunger and intensity about them, but also a confidence and dynamism that you would not expect from a club coming into the Premier League. 'They are players and if we do things well we can make it hard for other teams.

'The fact we're on telly against one of the best teams in the Premier League is a challenge for us. We can talk about Sanchez creating decent amount of chances - though not too many of high quality - and we could talk about his tenacity and aggressiveness.

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