MANCHESTER UNITED missed the chance to go top of the Premier League thanks to Paul Pogba’s penalty miss.
The Frenchman stepped up after being tripped by Conor Coady but could not get the better of Rui Patricio from 12 yards.
Earlier, his compatriot Anthony Martial bagged his 50th goal for the Red Devils in the first half, smashing home to seal a fine attacking move.
But it was yet another wondergoal from Ruben Neves that ensured the points were shared, curling a spectacular effort off the underside of the bar.
Here’s how Joshua Jones rated and slated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men…
DAVID DE GEA – 6
Beaten all ends up by Raul Jiminez’s brilliant header and then reacted just in time to ensure the rebound didn’t bounce off him and go in.
Then seconds later had absolutely no chance of stopping Ruben Neves’ strike. Wasn’t tested other than that.
AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 7
The new signing has certainly got the defensive qualities to be a top-class right-back. But is yet to show too much in terms of a threat going forward.
A few moments, especially early on, where he would get into good positions but – partly due to isolation – failed to make the most of them.
Will avoid shooting anytime soon after his wild strike flew into Row Z. Harshly booked for handball despite ball hitting his shoulder.
VICTOR LINDELOF – 6
Enjoyed the simplest of first halves, comfortably knocking the ball around.
Did waste a free-kick by pinging it straight over everyone.
HARRY MAGUIRE – 5
Like partner Lindelof, was under no pressure in the opening 45 minutes.
But it was his foul on Adama Traore that sparked a bonkers few minutes which saw the hosts hit the post and then equalise.
Almost gifted Wolves a late winner with an under-hit backpass, but De Gea cleared.
LUKE SHAW – 7
Got up and down the left side well and is arguably playing his best football in a United shirt.
Would not have been too happy to see Traore coming on at the break. Played a part in the United opener with some good passing.
PAUL POGBA – 4
Again deployed in a deeper sitting role alongside Scott McTominay and hardly involved.
That was until he burst through after a neat one-two in the box and went down under Conor Coady’s dangling leg.
But Pogba controversially stepped up – rather than Marcus Rashford, who scored a penalty against Chelsea – and saw his penalty saved at a ‘comfortable height’ for Patricio. Epitomised his performance – underwhelming.
SCOTT McTOMINAY – 8
Another astute game from McTominay who is fast becoming one of Solskjaer’s key players.
His physicality in the middle adds an extra dimension, especially in the absence of Nemanja Matic. A wise, calm head and surely a mainstay for years to come.
DANIEL JAMES – 7
Went down early and felt the full wrath of the Molineux faithful. Then booked for diving midway through first half for throwing himself to the ground despite no contact.
Caused an attacking threat throughout due to his electric pace but needs to cut the simulation out of his game as soon as possible or he will earn a bad reputation.
JESSE LINGARD – 5
A relatively quiet game for Lingard but continues to get the nod in the No10 role for now.
Was involved in the Martial finish but arguably his greatest intervention was a crucial tackle in his own box to break up a dangerous Wolves attack.
MARCUS RASHFORD – 7
Almost set up the opener with 18 minutes played, turning Bennett inside and out but couldn’t quite pick out Martial.
Got his assist soon after by slipping in strike partner but will regret allowing Pogba to take the penalty after he confidently dispatches his effort against Chelsea.
ANTHONY MARTIAL – 8
Continued his fine start to the season, finishing a fine passing move by powering past Rui Patricio and netting his 50th Manchester United goal in the process.
Certainly enjoying life through the middle as the spearhead of the United attack and was involved in the move which led to the penalty. A top performance from the Frenchman.
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JUAN MATA – 5 (for Lingard, 81 mins)
Brought into the No10 role to try and provide an extra creative spark but could not help find the winner.
MASON GREENWOOD – N/A (for James, 89 mins)
Hardly got a touch after coming on with seconds to go. James heavily booed as he trotted off.
ANDREAS PEREIRA – N/A (for Rashford, 89 mins)
Like Greenwood, barely got a sniff but will be frustrated that he was dropped from the starting line-up.
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