Holder, Fred gives McTominay assistance open the scoring, but hesitates in the equalizer.
Manchester United FC have suffered a blow to play next years UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. At the opening of the 33rd round, Solskjaer’s team suffered the upset and lost 2-1 to the surprising Wolverhampton away from home. Holder, Fred gave the assist to the scout McTominay to open the scoring, but hesitated in the equalizer goal of Diogo Jota and was no longer on the field when Smalling scored against.
With the defeat, Manchester United are up 61 points in fifth place outside the qualifying zone. Only Arsenal, Tottenham (both G-4) and Chelsea (sixth, with 60) still play and can score. There are four teams in the fight, and two places available. Wolverhampton is following in their saga of beating giants in this return to the elite and occupies the honorable seventh place with 47 points
United started better and opened the scoring at 12 with McTominay, who received from Fred to drop a ground bomb from outside the area in the corner of the goalkeeper. The pressure continued into the next few minutes, and the Manchester team looked as if it could expand. Until Fred missed the ball, and Diogo Jota appeared in the area to leave everything the same.
United accused the strike with the equalizing goal and saw the opponent gain space. To further complicate United’s life, Ashley Young was sent off at half-time and left his team with one less. At 31, the worst happened. After crossing in the area, Raúl Jiménez and Phil Jones disputed, and Captain Smalling pushed against the own patrimony when trying to cut. In the final minutes, Smalling almost scored another against but was saved by De Gea.
On the other hand, Another game was played on Tuesday in the Premier League. Fulham visited Watford and was beaten 4-1. Parked with 17 points, Scott Parker’s team, which lost 11 of their last 12 Premier League fixtures, mathematically declined five rounds in advance.