Manchester United have created some daylight between themselves and the chasing pack in the race for the Champions League, as well as catching up with Newcastle after Eddie Howe’s men were held by Leeds United earlier on Saturday.
Assuming Liverpool win all three of their remaining games, United now need to win two of their last three games to ensure they finish inside the top four and return to the Champions League.
The Reds welcomed Wolves to Old Trafford on Saturday and after back-to-back defeats in the Premier League, United could not afford to drop point again.
Thankfully, despite a nervy ending to the game, Erik ten Hag’s men came out on the other side with the three points after goals from Anthony Martial and Alejandro Garnacho.
The scoreline was, however, flattering for the visitors and speaking after the game, Bruno Fernandes singled out Wolves goalkeeper Daniel Bentley for special praise.
“We did our job. We needed to get the three points and win the game. After two defeats, we knew how important it was to get the momentum back to our side,” Fernandes is quoted as saying by the BBC.
“We did a professional game and could have scored more. Their keeper had a really good game to keep Wolves in the game.
“It wasn’t a case of wasting our chances. Their keeper did a really good job. We have to compliment him.”
Bentley made his Premier League debut at Old Trafford and it was certainly one to remember for the 29-year-old after a number of heroic saves.
Ten Hag took a more sarcastic route when addressing Bentley’s performance at Old Trafford, claiming his side are good at making the opposition’s goalkeeper the standout performer.
Failing to put away their chances has, undeniably, been a recurring issue for United this season but if Ten Hag’s wishes are granted this summer, that will be addressed.
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