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Manchester United player ratings v Wolves

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Manchester United ended up drawing their second league game of the season away to Wolverhampton Wanderers despite a strong start.

The second game of their new league campaign saw Manchester United held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at the Molineux. The Red Devils headed into this game on the back of a resounding 4-0 win over Chelsea.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team struggled to cope with the Wolves in the second half after showing a lot of promise in the first. Anthony Martial opened the scoring early on in the first half but Ruben Neves leveled proceedings after the break after a wonderfully worked play by Joao Moutinho.

The Red Devils lacked composure in the final third which also saw Paul Pogba miss from the spot after winning the penalty.

Here we look at how every Manchester United player fared.

David de Gea (6)

It was a pretty solid display from the Manchester United number 1 who didn’t have much to do in all honesty. No one is going to blame the Spaniard for Neves’ goal which was definitely one of the best we’ve seen so far this season.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (6)

While he didn’t shy away from his defensive responsibilities, it is clear that the young full-back has a lot to learn when it comes to being an offensive player. The summer signing didn’t really link up too well with Daniel James and perhaps would come into his own after a few more games under his belt.

Harry Maguire (6)

In his second game for the club, the England international was solid as ever and distributed the ball well. However, he almost had a scare in the second half when a back pass was almost intercepted by a Wolves player. Thankfully, David de Gea was on hand to clear the ball into row Z.

Victor Lindelof (6)

Yet another solid display from the Swede even though he could have tried to close down Neves for the leveler. Then again, the same can be said of his other teammates.

Luke Shaw (5)

While he was solid defensively, Shaw didn’t help the Manchester United cause at all after continuing to slow down the pace of the game every time he received the ball in the Wolves’ half. The former Southampton man lacked the imagination to dribble past his opponents and this could be a problem in the coming weeks.

Scott McTominay (5)

The youngster’s work ethic cannot be questioned. He started the first half well but was unable to impose himself after the break and misplaced quite a few passes.

Paul Pogba (5)

After some really good linkup play with Anthony Martial, the Frenchman won a penalty and saw it saved by Rui Patricio. It was a rather forgetful night for the midfielder whose passing accuracy was also questionable at times.

Jesse Lingard (4)

Had a great chance to add more to the lead in the first half but scuffed his shot. Disappeared in the second half before being replaced by Andreas Pereira.

Daniel James (6)

The youngster showed great attacking intent and drew fouls from the Wolves midfielders but wasn’t able to develop a great chemistry with Wan-Bissaka.

Marcus Rashford (7)

Had another solid outing but was unable to get much support from the midfield.

Anthony Martial (8)

Scored the opening goal with an excellent finish and could have had another. Manchester United need the striker to keep up his scoring form if they are to mount a serious assault on the top four place.

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