The FA Cup seemed to be Manchester United’s only realistic chance of winning a trophy this season going by the Champions League quarter final draws of Friday,this is not to take away the efforts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (OGS) has so far put in in stabilizing the team since the departure of Jose Mourinho. Watford and Manchester City had earlier booked their place in the semi-final beating Crystal Palace and Swansea City respectively. Man City had to come from 2 goals down to beat Swansea 3:2 while Watford were 2:1 victors over their visitors.
Wolverhampton Wanderers welcomed Manchester United to their Molineux Stadium. Both sides had played out a 1 all draw in a league match at United’s home ground of Old Trafford earlier on in the season and Wolves have a knack for troubling the so called big boys well at least Chelsea got beat by them, they drew Arsenal and Manchester City too so they are clearly not in the Premier League to play. United have however had the toughest part of the draws in this FA Cup competition negotiating away wins over Arsenal and Chelsea.
As the game kicked off United looked comfortable dominating possession but when you looked at which side created the real chances it was Wolves without a shadow of doubt. Possession did not translate to goals and that was all Manchester United had. The first half didn’t produce any goals.
The Red Devils picked up from where they stopped, being in charge of possession but Wolves didn’t hesitate to test Sergio Romero at any chance they got. The Argentine in goal for United made a couple of saves that kept them in the game. The little pressure exerted by Wolverhampton Wanderers paid off in the 70th minute. Wolves top scorer Raul Jimenez put them ahead.
6 minutes later Diogo Jota got a second goal for the hosts and at this point there was no coming back for United. There was no way Fergie Time was going to come into play with the lackluster performance put out by the lads.
Manchester United got a consolatory goal in the 5th minute of added time through Marcus Rashford. Game over, 2:1 in favour of Wolves.
Wolverhampton Wanderers book a date in the semi-finals of the FA Cup which takes place at the Wembley stadium. They join Manchester City, Watford and one of Millwall or Brighton who play later today.
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