3 reasons why Manchester United drew 1-1 with Wolverhampton

3 reasons why Manchester United drew 1-1 with Wolverhampton

3 reasons why Manchester United drew 1-1 with Wolverhampton

Fred's goal was enough for a temporary lead, but not for all three points, as Joao Moutinho scored the equalizer to earn the visitors a valuable point.

But Mourinho was again left questioning the attitude of his players after what was a thoroughly deserved point for Wolves, who could have left with all three.

The issue of post-World Cup fatigue has been debated extensively be club managers, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane the most high-profile example of those struggling to replicate their best form.

Martial scored in United's 3-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday, but the France worldwide will have to settle for a place on the bench against Wolves.

United have just one win from their opening three home games this season and already trail early leaders Liverpool by eight points.

"I was expecting more from my attacking players".

Smalling started in yesterday's 1-1 draw with Wolves, and seems to have returned to the favour of Jose Mourinho, having now started the last five consecutive games.

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Asked whether he felt his players needed to learn that even against less fancied opposition they need to deliver the maximum effort, Mourinho was scathing.

"I could go in this direction, but we had [Jesse] Lingard and Alexis [Sanchez], they didn't play, [Marouane] Fellaini played 20-25 minutes, Fred played 60 minutes, [Antonio] Valencia also didn't play".

'And I think we have to do better'.

"I am optimistic, but it will be a hard season, yes", he said.

The Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolves will be broadcast live on NBC Sports. "We came back with a good spirit, in peace because we recovered", he said. I could say (we were) exhausted, Champions League, bad pitch, the body suffers a different impact than (in) a match on natural grass, not coming home after the match.

"Big stability in the team, the young ones are young boys with good potential and you can see the work of the coaching staff and the team is a really really good team". "And I think we have to do better". It was a mental thing.

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