Manchester United couldn't move top of the Premier League yesterday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Wolves.

Anthony Martial had put United ahead with a lovely finish in the first half, but Wolves' Ruben Neves equalised after surviving a VAR review. United could have taken all three points, but Paul Pogba missed a penalty and Wolves saw the game out.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the game: "First half was a mature performance. Second half was a bit sloppy. We are improving. We are a young team who will learn, we learned on the pitch today. We get a penalty that normally would get us another two points, sometimes the keeper makes a good save."

 

Meanwhile Alexis Sanchez continues to be linked with a move to Inter Milan before the Italian transfer deadline of September 2.

We'll bring you all the latest United updates throughout the day.

Wan-Bissaka is the Premier League's top tackler

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has made 15 successful tackles in the Premier League already this season, which is two more than any other player.

Ricardo Pereira and Erik Pieters of Leicester and Burnley respectively, have both made 13.

Gary Neville's brutal verdict on Sanchez

Gary Neville reckons United need to get Alexis Sanchez out of the club as Inter Milan continue to pursue the out-of-form Chilean.

“I welcomed him coming to the club as he’s a tenacious forward that plays across the line and scores goals,” Neville told MNF.

“But it’s been a disaster. I have no idea what’s happened. There must be two of him. The one that played for Arsenal and Barcelona and then the one that’s turned up in Manchester. They need to get him out of the club.”

Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United
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Rafael agrees with Ferdinand's verdict on United

Rafael Da Silva was quick to agree with Rio Ferdinand after the former Manchester United centre-back gave his verdict on Monday night’s draw with Wolves.

United took the lead at Molineux through Anthony Martial’s first-half strike but were denied all three points by Ruben Neves’ superb equaliser after the break.

Paul Pogba had the chance to win it for United from the penalty spot but the Frenchman missed the target from 12 yards after being fouled by Conor Coady.

Despite failing to secure the three points they needed to take them to the top of the Premier League table, Ferdinand was impressed by United’s showing.

“Better result than last 2 visits,” Ferdinand tweeted. “Build on that 1st half performance. Work in progress. Wolves vs the top 6 teams last season (p? W? D?). Decent nights work.”

Ferdinand’s old United teammate Rafael promptly responded: “Really like what I’m seeing too.”

Pogba's penalty record

Paul Pogba has got the seventh-worst penalty record in Premier League history.

How United's players reacted to last night's result

Just the three Instagram posts thus far from the United players that featured at Molineux.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1XH05npz81/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1XKgp0Hx43/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1XJiOLCHK8/

Solskjaer criticised for 'weak management'

Former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton has described Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision not to have designated penalty taker as weak management.

“It is the job of the manager to designate,” Sutton told the BBC. “That is a huge moment. United could have won the game.

“You can’t say, ‘I’ll leave it down to the players’. I like Ole but that’s weak management.

“Rashford may have missed as well, but we’d have understood because he took the last one. He shouldn’t be allowed to make that decision himself. It wouldn’t be allowed under someone like former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.”

Solskjaer explains Pogba-Rashford penalty decision

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he will not address Manchester United’s penalty-taking system after Paul Pogba squandered the chance to seal three points at Wolves.

Pogba earned a 68th minute penalty yet Marcus Rashford - United’s successful taker eight days earlier against Chelsea - stepped aside and Pogba had his effort palmed away by Rui Patricio.

Rashford scored in England’s World Cup shootout win over Colombia last year and completed United’s remarkable Champions League comeback with an added time spotkick at Paris Saint-Germain in March. Overall, Rashford has converted four out of four spotkicks.

Pogba netted eight United penalties last term but also missed three and Gary Neville fumed that the United players even debated who should take the penalty with the scoreline 1-1 at Molineux.

Although the decision cost United the chance to go top of the Premier League, Solskjaer refused to criticise Pogba and Rashford for sharing spotkick duties.

Read what Solskjaer had to say here.

Why United fans feel Neves goal should be disallowed

It’s rare that United and Man City fans agree, but they’re on the same page as both teams have been the victim of similar offside calls looked at by VAR.

But while City were denied a goal for offside this season, United were not let off the hook for Wolves’ equaliser last night.

Read the full story here.

Solskjaer gives update on Alexis Sanchez future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out Alexis Sanchez leaving Manchester United before the European transfer window closes on September 2.

Inter Milan have enquired about Sanchez’s before the Serie A window closes in two weeks’ time and United are believed to be open to letting the Chilean leave since Solskjaer considers him surplus.

Inter have expressed interest in Sanchez, 30, but United sources have told the MEN reports Inter officials flew to London for talks are inaccurate. There have been suggestions from sources outside United that Sanchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich is sensationalising interest in his client in a bid to force through a move within the next fortnight.

“There’s still a couple of weeks left of the transfer window,” Solskjaer said after United drew at Wolves. “And there is a chance some clubs have shown interest in Alexis, so we’ll see what happens.”

Read the full story here.

Wolves 1-1 United reaction

Good morning!

Hello, and welcome to today’s United blog where we’ll dissect all the fall out from last night’s game with Wolves and bring you the latest on Alexis Sanchez’s future.