He missed many opportunities, Man Utd drew host Wolverhampton 0-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on 4/1.
Once the ball hit the crossbar and a penalty was denied, Ole Solskjaer teachers and students probably are not happy to have to play with Wolves again in the next 10 days. Man Utd’s schedule will be even thicker, as they have to strain on three domestic arenas. Their competitive density maintained about three days a game.
The two teams proved to be in balance, with dangerous opportunities dividing the two ends of the field. Wolves hosts only four positions and tries to impose the game. 13 minutes, from a corner, Dendoncker headed into the head of the far post. Matt Doherty was waiting to pad the ball into the net, but goalkeeper Romero reflected quickly and pushed the ball into the corner with his hand.
Wolves 0-0 Man Utd
The most remarkable situation of the first half came in the 31st minute, when Dendoncker controlled the error and was banned from Williams by the ball. Attempt to save the Belgian central defender Williams fell down. Referee Paul Tierney did not cut the whistle, then VAR also confirmed no fault of Dendoncker. The Molineux spectators cheered after the home team was not penalized, then shouted slogans against VAR.
The visitors were more sorry with 70 minutes, when the Wolves player broke the yard. The visitors quickly gave Greenwood, leaving the 18-year-old striker to make a clearance for Rashford to face the keeper. Rashford takes the ball long and his kick hits the defender’s opponent, then bounces off the crossbar.
Wolves quickly responded. 76 minutes, Jonny cross ball for Doherty headed into the net Romero hit the net. But the goal was disallowed because the ball touched Doherty’s hand before it went into the net. Five minutes later, Raul Jimenez wisely pressed to eliminate Maguire, then broke into the narrow right corner. Without a support partner, Jimenez went over the bar and went over the bar.
The two teams will play again at Old Trafford on January 14 or January 15. Between these two matches, Man Utd will play two matches at home, against Man City in the semi-final first leg of the League Cup and Norwich in the Premier League.