Manchester United are one step closer to securing Champions League qualification after a dominant win over Wolves earned them three vital points on Saturday.
Julen Lopetegui’s men made the trip to Old Trafford but Erik ten Hag’s side controlled proceedings throughout despite a nervy ending to the game.
Anthony Martial’s first-half strike gave United a deserved lead but the second goal didn’t come until deep into additional time when Alejandro Garnacho marked his Old Trafford return with a sublime finish.
The young Argentine has been out of action for roughly two months and he is expected to be a key figure in the latter stages of the season.
Speaking after the game, Ten Hag stressed the importance of putting your chances away, claiming his side must work to be more clinical in the future.
“Vital. We had to bounce back after big defeats. We had no energy and played slow [in those games]. Today we had to win and we did it,” Ten Hag is quoted as saying by the BBC.
“We are very good at making the opponents’ goalkeeper man of the match. We have to be more clinical. We have to work on better conversion.”
It has been a common theme this season, with United often failing to kill games off and ending up fighting for their lives for the final 10 minutes.
On some occasions, it has cost them valuable points. It’s an area Ten Hag is keen on strengthening this summer as bringing in a forward is believed to be his prime priority in this summer’s transfer market.