Wolverhampton Wanderers made the trip up to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Saturday and I think it’s fair to say that with our results and performances so far this season, the game was another benchmark for us in terms of looking at how far we have come, and how far we have to go.
With the hosts opening up the scoring in the first half, we kept plugging away and Joao Moutinho found our leveller shortly after the halftime restart and we took another good point from the game.
Yes United had more possession, yes they had more chances overall – but we had better efforts on target and can be very pleased with our work on the day. One man, in particular, should be as he took statistics website WhoScored’s Man of the Match.
Moutinho’s leveller saw him top the pile for Wolves with 7.59 and our top five performers on the day were completed by Raul Jimenez, Ryan Bennett, Ruben Neves and Matt Doherty.
The joy for Wolves fans is whilst the rest of football talk about our spending, Moutinho’s snip £5million transfer fee from Monaco redresses that balance and the 32-year-old will only improve as he continues adjusting to the team and the division – and plenty of other players come into that category following promotion.
We’re on track for what people want this year, which isn’t just survival and consolidation and we are far from the final product yet. We just have to roll with the dips and the disappointments, as we will have them.