Anthony Martial impressed for Manchester United even as they were held
Manchester United had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Wolves at Molineux on Monday Night Football after Paul Pogba’s second-half penalty was saved. But a point is more than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managed on his previous visit. This was progress, writes Adam Bate.
Manchester United would have gone top with a win and Paul Pogba had the chance to earn it from the penalty spot only to see his effort saved. After a first half in which Wolves were dominated at Molineux, it will feel like two points dropped for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But there were signs of progress for United and they should take confidence from their start.
2:40 Highlights from Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Wolves at Molineux Highlights from Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Wolves at Molineux
Chelsea held them at Old Trafford in the spring but were well beaten on the opening weekend and this too was an improvement on United’s result in last season’s fixture. In fact, Wolves beat Solskjaer’s team twice in a fortnight earlier in the year. It was those defeats that led many to see this as a test of the United boss. He didn’t win but he did pass the test.