Manchester United returned to winning ways at Molineux earlier on Sunday but the game didn’t come without controversy. Much of the build-up was centred around the impending arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo but that certainly wasn’t the case when the game was over.
Wolves had started the game on top, forcing a last-ditch tackle from Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the opening exchanges. Manchester United struggled to break down the resilient home side and were almost left with their heads in their hands but David de Gea’s incredible double-save made sure the scores stayed even after the interval.
Eventually, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would find the breakthrough as Mason Greenwood scored the winner – the 19-year-old has now scored in all three of United’s games this season.
🗣"It was a fair challenge."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thoughts on Greenwood's goal pic.twitter.com/FKdJANdEoT
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 29, 2021
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Wolves were furious with the referee, arguing that Paul Pogba had fouled Ruben Neves in the build-up. Their protests were pointless, however, as Mike Dean signalled for the goal to be given.
Solskjaer has now weighed in on the situation, insisting that the challenge from Pogba was ‘fair’, highlighting the similar circumstances to Southampton’s goal in the 1-1 draw last week.
“Of course this week, I’m happy. That’s just the nature of being a manager. Last week, we were told they want to keep the game flowing,” he told Sky Sports, via Football Daily, as seen above. “Today, they kept the game flowing and I think it was a fair challenge (from Pogba).”