Advertising

Manchester United 0 Wolves 0 - Player ratings

By Rosie Swarbrick | Wolves | Published: | Last Updated:

Rosie Swarbrick rates the performances from Wolves' 0-0 draw at Manchester United.

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Rui Patricio 8

The Wolves keeper deservedly picked up his first league clean sheet since the 2-0 win over West Ham in December. He ensured fellow Portugal international Bruno Fernandes' United career did not start with a debut goal and pulled off a fine instinctive stop to thwart Juan Mata.

Willy Boly 8

The centre half impressed on his return from a broken fibula. He slotted seamlessly in and looked like he had never been away. The defender gave Wolves steel on the right of that back three and helped limit United to chances outside of the box for the majority of the game.

Conor Coady 7

Another gritty captain's performance from the Wolves skipper. Made a number of important interceptions and organised his defence well. Able to concentrate on his own game a bit more with Boly back next to him. Deserved the clean sheet.

Romain Saiss 7

A solid showing by the Moroccan. Like Coady seemed to be more comfortable due to Boly's return. Had a few chances up the other end and can improve in that department. Should be getting his header on target and testing De Gea.

Advertising

Matt Doherty 7

An improved display from recent weeks. Looked like he benefited from the rest and some time on the training pitch. Pushed forward and always looking to aid the attack but also handled James defensively. Needs to improve his finishing.

Ruben Neves 9

He reminded the world of his class on a day that was meant to be all about another Portuguese midfielder, United's new signing Fernandes. He pulled the strings for Wolves in the engine room. He protected Wolves' defence and also aided the attack in a MOTM display.

Advertising

Joao Moutinho 7

Played a gritty and steady role to allow his midfield partner Ruben Neves to steal the show in the engine room. A more defensive display than normal to give Neves a bit more freedom to push forward and aid the attack. Looked fresh after that week break.

Jonny Castro-Otto 7

Defensively strong and like fellow wing-back Doherty he pushed up high on the wing to aid the attack. Reunited with left-forward Diogo Jota and their understanding was evident in the first half. The duo linked-up well to cause United problems on that left flank.

Adama Traore 7

Gave United headaches with his pace on that right hand side. A worry that he dislocated his shoulder again in the first half. He played on after it was sorted by the club doctor but ended up limping off after another knock. Teams are targeting him and Wolves need to protect him.

Raul Jimenez 7

Plays a key role in Wolves' link-up play. Came into his own in the second half when Wolves lived on the counter-attack. Only De Gea's fingertips stopped him scoring. Looked tired as the game wore on. Needs this upcoming rest.

Diogo Jota 7

Back in the starting XI after recovering from his calf injury. Like Boly he looked like he had never been away. He was Wolves' bright spark in the first half and asked questions of United. But he faded in the second half as his lack of recent action caught up with him.

Subs: Neto on for Jota, 70, 7

Podence on for Traor, 76, 7

Dendoncker on for Jimenez, 90, 7

Rosie Swarbrick

By Rosie Swarbrick
@rosieswarb

Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

Advertising

Top Stories

Advertising

More from the Express & Star

UK & International News