Important takeaways from the FA Cup third round encounter between Manchester United and the Wolves

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Manchester United was forced to settle for a 0-0 draw at Wolves in the FA Cup third round on Saturday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troubled side didn’t manage a single shot on target at the latest due to some silly yet important mistakes. Easily beaten by Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday, the Red Devils once again struggled to find any momentum and now face an unwanted replay at Old Trafford later in January. Solskjaer made seven changes at Molineux with the League Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City looming on Tuesday.

However, there are issues that the Red Devils would want to resolve post draw against the Wolves. A lot was accountable for such a climax, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard’s illnesses, Fred and Marcus Rashford cameo appearances off the bench to name a few.

Apart from it, Brandon Williams had a strong penalty appeal rejected by VAR after the United left-back tumbled following a challenge with Leander Dendoncker.

United substitute Marcus Rashford hit the bar with his first touch, but Wolves nearly won it in the closing moments as Raul Jimenez smashed against a post, leaving Solskjaer’s men with just two wins from their last five matches.

The Red Devils record against Wolves therefore now accounts of five games, all of them away from home (one with Cardiff City) – and no wins.  However, getting away with a draw can be considered as a victory to some extent.

FA Cup Replay in the earlier rounds at least is one of the harsh or a severe aspect of football till now

Manchester United looks fragile at this moment and the squad is about to be tested, Having played seven games since 15th December the team will be at the edge to have Carabao Cup coming up and the Europa League in February on the schedule.


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