Red Devils not convincing in narrow 1-0 victory over Wanderers

Manchester United may have won their opening match but they are not convincing as to whether they can challenge the front runners for the English Premiership League title.

On Monday night, United sneaked in a narrow 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, however, their performance left a lot of question marks.

Raphael Varane headed in the goal late in the second half and coach Erik ten Hag was satisfied that they found a way to win.

“They were more aggressive, as we were, but then still, we have to find a way to win the game,” said Ten Hag.

“That is what we did and then you see the spirit of the team and the willingness to win. And we’re happy.

“I was really pleased with the win, of course, and it was a fight. It’s all about [getting] back into the season. We know we have to fight for our points.

“It wasn’t a great game outside, but we had to fight. We have to find a way to win and that’s what we did.

“We are back at Old Trafford. The fire is back. The connection between the fans and the team is there and we know every game is tough. You don’t get your points for nothing.”

The coach added that there are plenty of things they still need to work on.

“We gave away too many easy give-aways. That was not good. But you have to get into the season and we will improve on that.

“When you see give-aways, then you give them the opportunity to counter and then you have to follow [them]. But I think we matched the runs and we dealt with it.

The clean sheet, that tells [you] everything. Now we have to be better on the ball.” –


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