Sanchez to start for Man United - Mourinho

Prior to kick-off the home crowd enjoyed the sight of Alex Ferguson back at Old Trafford for the first time since his brain operation in May but the brief reminder of more successful days was soon replaced by the contemporary United. We have the advantage of having one year working to give the base of the team in a very tough competition that is the Championship - there is no better way to come to the Premier League.

Rightly or wrongly, the best-paid players at football clubs tend to start whether they are playing well or not, but as in his two previous games, Sanchez was substituted.

The Brazilian's crisp finish lifted United but not sufficiently to make the game safe and Wolves grabbed a deserved point in the second half when Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho curled a fine finish past David De Gea.

"You see the level of the teams". We are getting better day by day.

Lukaku was particularly poor against Wolves and there was one moment in the 83rd minute, with the scores level at 1-1, that summed up his performance.

"And I could say [we were] exhausted, Champions League, terrible pitch [at Young Boys], the body suffered a different impact than a match in natural grass, not coming home after the match".

United certainly have momentum ahead of Saturday's visit of Wolves after beating Young Boys 3-0 in Wednesday's Champions League opener.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, the Portuguese said he expected more from his attacking players.

"I can't explain the difference of attitude because I never have a difference of attitude", he added.

The Red Devils have managed to recover from a hard start to the Premier League season to ease pressure on Jose Mourinho. "They played like it was the World Cup final".

A Wolverhampton win at Old Trafford could possibly push Nuno Espirito Santo's squad possibly to as far up as fifth place. "We were very clear with what we want to achieve and be able to compete against any team in the country".

  • Rosalie Stanley