Smash and Grab; Greenwood Saves the Day with a Controversial Late Win
Mason Greenwood nets in a controversial late winner to punish Wolves as Solskjaer’s men bounced back from their second-round draw at Southampton.
Play to whistle, concentrate, do not switch off. Had Wolves followed these premises, they would probably not have lost the game. Nonetheless, it was all excitement for the visitors as Greenwood’s late winner earned United a 1-0 win breaking the record for the longest unbeaten away run in English Football League history.
Having signed Cristiano Ronaldo, the chance of Mason Greenwood following into the five-time Ballon d’Or winner pantheon of all-time United greats is very real. Yes, the youngster is that good.
Greenwood’s low strike was decisive after Wolves had missed a host of chances throughout the match. The home side threw everything at United early on with Raul Jimenez and Trincao going close. But, the visitors somehow clung on until halftime without offering much as an attacking threat.
After the break, Wolves continued to be better with David de Gea making a remarkable double save to keep out two close-range efforts from Romain Saiss.
Jadon Sancho, who has a quiet full debut was replaced in the second half as the Red Devils went in search for the goal. And it did happen! The home-grown youngster Mason Greenwood netted his third to snatch all three points.
Wolves were adamant there was a foul from Paul Pogba in the build-up to the winner but nothing was given. United made it seven points from nine to sit third in the standings while Wolves stay at 18 th without a point or goal.
To Solskjaer, the coach said, “I am excited to keep building this squad. He will bring something completely different. Hopefully, Cristiano can come in and show what he has done in his career. I am sure he likes all the talk about being old. Make it personal and he will show what he can do”.