While United fans were happy with the three points, many analysts and impartial observers thought the victory was insufficient.
Former Manchester United defender and current football expert Gary Neville was among many who weighed in on the team’s performance.
“The wolves were incredible. The midfield for #mufc was non-existent. It had been emptied. That would have been a major concern for Ten Hag,” Neville remarked, referring to the lack of control and presence in the middle.
Erik Ten Hag, United’s manager, would definitely be anxious about his squad being overrun in the middle of the pitch, where games are frequently won or lost.
Neville’s words reflect the overall mood of the game, in which Wolves dominated for the majority of the time.
United were sluggish both in and out of possession, giving their opponents numerous chances.
The midfield, in particular, appeared to be a weak link, failing to give the required defensive assistance or create attacking possibilities.
“Manchester United were outplayed and should be grateful for the three points.” “They did not deserve it,” Neville remarked, highlighting the gap in performance between the two teams.
The one bright light for United was Raphael Varane’s well-taken header in the 76th minute, which proved to be the pivotal moment in an otherwise dreadful effort.