Manchester United were expected to make a consistent and strong start to their season after the thumping 4-0 victory against Chelsea on opening day.
That was a fixture riddled with positives for the Red Devils who seemed to have defensive stability as well as offensive swagger, a first in quite a while.
Monday saw them travel to the Molineux and take on Wolverhampton Wanderers, a team against whom Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a horrid record. While the Norwegian gaffer was successful in securing a draw this time around, the game could have easily gone the other way.
United took control of the game early on with Anthony Martial finding the back of the net in the first-half in a brilliant display of offensive pressure and team play.
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The away side’s other attempts during the game couldn’t be translated as well.
When Wolves came back onto the pitch in the second-half, the dynamic of the game shifted in their favor. After hitting the woodwork, the home side were able to equalize through a Ruben Neves freekick. However, United had the opportunity to win the game when Paul Pogba won a penalty later in the half.
The Frenchman decided to take the kick himself, ahead of Marcus Rashford who had scored from the spot against Chelsea. However, the World-Cup winner’s shot was saved by Rui Patricio.
This was a move that was heavily criticized, including some controversial comments hurled at Pogba.
Now, as per the Sun the Frenchman apologised to his teammates in the dressing room after the game.
Pogba was apparently frustrated at his action, which was the fourth time in the past year that he has failed to convert a goal from a penalty kick.
It does seem that the midfielder is being too hard on himself. Regardless, it seems certain that it may be quite a while before he is tasked with penalty-duties again.