Manchester United could only muster a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday in their Premier league encounter with Wolves. The day marked the debut of Bruno Fernandes who transfered from Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese midfielder’s performance was very good. It will take time for him to get that chemistry with his teammates and get used to the system.
Bruno Fernandes looked comfortable in the game and showed some good touches and accurate passing of the ball. But Wolves’ Diogo Jota was the one that had the early impact on the match gave United’s defense some problems. United had to settle for shooting from long-range, and Harry Maguire and Andreas Pereira were unable to test goalie Rui Patricio.
Fernandes had a shot that swerved wide of the goal, and a few minutes later he cracked a drive that went into the body of Patricio. The newcomer seemed to be up for the challenge and was influential in the second-half as well. He picked up a yellow card, and he later on hit a powerful free-kick that Patricio scrambled across his line to gather.
The Wolves keeper had to make another save from Juan Mata’s shot on the turn that just went wide. After that Fernandes on 67 minutes would smash a stinging drive that saw the keeper push it around the post. David De Gea would make an important save when Raul Jimenez’s piledriver of shot forced the Spanish stopper to push it over the bar.
Mason Greenwood came on as a sub for Andreas, and almost had the winner six minutes into the match when his shot took a double deflection of Willy Boly and Conor Coady. The ball almost deceived Patricio, but he was able to adjust quickly to grab the ball on his line.
Wolves also had their chances. Roman Saiss headed over an opportunity. Wan-Bissaka also made an important challenge to prevent a counter attack. But sub Diogo Dalot with seconds left in added time could have won the game for us. However, his stooping header went wide of the goal.