Man Utd have many difficulties when facing Wolves. The Red Devils attack is almost deadlocked. Only when Marcus Rashford appeared and scored, the Old Trafford team won. Here are 5 notable highlights revolving around the match.
1. Ten Hag’s Hattrick
In the victory of Man Utd, coach Erik ten Hag is probably the most satisfied. According to journalist Samuel Luckhurst, this is a winning hat-trick for the Dutch military leader. First, he reaffirmed his authority when killing Rashford. Second, the disciplined player responds in a positive way. Third, Man Utd got 3 points and returned to the top 4.
It is clear that Ten Hag is gradually leading the Red Devils in the right direction.
2. Success or failure at Rashford
Due to oversleeping, Rashford was disciplined internally by coach Ten Hag. He had to start the match on the bench. However, Rashford shows how important he is to Man Utd. Without Rashfod on the field, Man Utd’s attack was extremely deadlocked.
Ten Hag was forced to throw Rashford on after the break. The England player quickly made a difference. He hit Woves’ net twice, but one goal was lost due to handball. Saying that Man Utd’s success or failure depends on Rashford.
3. Casemiro class
Question marks appeared when Man Utd spent £ 70 million on Casemiro. The midfielder has turned 30 and is said to not have many years of top football. However, Casemiro went on to deliver another stellar performance, especially in the first half. In the first 45 minutes, Casemiro completed 100% of tackles, made 2 recoveries and achieved an 83% pass rate.
With Man Utd leading 1-0, Casemiro showed all his experience to control the game from the midfield, win challenges and keep possession when needed. He plays an increasingly important role in the game of Man Utd.
4. Man Utd promoted
After a disastrous start to the season, Man Utd seem to turn the tide. Ten Hag’s team won 10 of the last 14 Premier League matches and entered the Champions League for the first time as they entered the new year.
Tottenham occupied a place in the top 4 since the beginning of the season but was surpassed by Man Utd. The Red Devils weren’t in their best form against Wolves but played hard. This is a respectable spirit to help them compete for a place in the European Cup.
5. Antony pays tribute to Pele
Tributes were paid to Pele ahead of Man Utd’s clash with Wolves after the Brazilian legend died aged 82. Antony paid special tribute to Pele with a message written on his bra: Rest in peace, Pele.”
Antony 15 caps for the national team, scoring twice. As a Brazilian, it is understandable that the former Ajax striker has special affection for the “King of Football”.
Xiao Lam | 22:38 December 31, 2022