Manchester United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Four Things We Learned


Joao Moutinho brought Jose Mourinho and Manchester United's recent resurgence to a juddering halt as Wolves collected a deserved point from Old Trafford.

Everybody knows he has a favourite surface but he has also to win on surfaces he is not in love with - so we have to do it.' Commenting more specifically on the match, Mourinho confirmed Antonio Valencia won't play while Luke Shaw may be part of the competition.

Manchester United next face Derby County on Wednesday in the League Cup, before travelling to London to face West Ham in the Premier League next Saturday. I think people are forgetting the calibre of player he is but he just looks completely lost out there. A staggering statistic for a player with so much talent.

Nuno's side are 10th in the Premier League table at the moment with nine points from six matches. You have 90 minutes to show a different attitude.

"I am optimistic, but a hard season, yes", Mourinho said.

It was Wolves who started brightest, showing confidence and ambition to create three opportunities in the opening 15 minutes, the latter a Willy Boly header that forced a good save out of David De Gea. We could have won, but we got a draw and played a good game.

Attitude is the sort of thing that can be enormously positive, such as giving yourself the moniker of "the Special One" before delivering Chelsea their first title in decades, or it can be negative, such as, hmmm, I dunno, poking someone in the eye.

"What is most important for me is that we are growing".

Mourinho made a number of changes to the side which beat Young Boys 3-0 in the Champions League earlier this week, namely the absence of the suspended Marcus Rashford.

'One team came as if their lives depended on it and one team was too relaxed, ' said the United boss.

Romelu Lukaku spoke of Mourinho deserving more "respect" while even Paul Pogba, who had previously hinted of his unhappiness with the manager, thanked him post his two-goal salvo in Switzerland.

"It is a situation where the players knew perfectly that they press in midfield", Mourinho said.