Manchester United managed to win against the Wolves, much harder than expected. Erik ten Hag's team didn't seem to have enough strength throughout the match, but Raphael Varane's goal brought them victory in the end. The Dutch expert expressed his satisfaction after the match and was happy with his team's performance.
He emphasized that no team in the Premier League should be underestimated, given that they all have quality. “It can be better. We can play better. But we're very pleased with the win. The opposition were dynamic. We have to match that.
We had to fight for our points. There is no easy game in the Premier League and definitely not Wolves. They're a tough team and we did really well. You have to fight in every game. We hope we'll be better on the ball in the next game”.
- he said, as quoted by eurosport.com Erik ten Hag also reacted to the situation in the last minutes when Andre Onana brought down the opposing player. Many thought Wolves would win a penalty. However, the referee decided otherwise.
“He had very good saves, was very calm, very good debut.
After the opponent touched the ball he dived in so it was the judgement of the officials and lucky for us no penalty. I think you can debate it but I think no penalty”.
Gary O'Neil's reaction
Gary O'Neil, the Wolves manager, is angry with the referee's decision. He believes that the officials should have watched the video and made a final decision. He expressed satisfaction with his team's performance.
Few expected Wolves to be dominant in the match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Nevertheless, it happened. "I thought live it was a penalty. I think it is a foul, you go for the ball and clatter the player that hard, it is a penalty.
I thought he was going over to the screen at first but unfortunately he booked me and not Onana.
I understand the rules [of sticking with the on-field decisions as much as possible], but I don't fully accept it.
I have spoken to the officials about it already.
It is a difficult decision for the on-field official, we can't just leave it. If we are all saying it, then he need to have a look.
In the end we can't just focus on that decision. To come to Old Trafford and have the most shots of any side since 2005 and dominate after just four days of work is exceptional. The lads deserved more tonight."
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