Manchester United v Wolves ratings: Onana 7, Mount 5; Semedo 7, Neto 6

Erik ten Hag's team struggle during 1-0 victory at home

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Manchester United had to rely on Raphael Varane's late strike to overcome a tenacious Wolves side following a noticeably lacklustre start to their Premier League campaign at Old Trafford.

Varane’s header after 76 minutes earned United a scarcely deserved 1-0 victory as he was picked out in the six-yard box by Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s cross, much to the relief of a nervous home crowd and manager Erik ten Hag.

The visitors wasted a number of chances while United goalkeeper Andre Onana also kept the visitors at bay.

Onana was lucky to escape when he punched Sasa Kalajdzic as he flapped at a cross deep into stoppage time and VAR did not intervene.

"It looked like the keeper nearly took our forward's head off," said Wolves boss Gary O'Neil. "I think it is a foul. You go for the ball and clatter the player that hard. It is a penalty."

United manager Ten Hag admitted his team were given a major scare.

"The opposition were dynamic. We had to match that. We had to fight for our points. They're a tough team. We hope we'll be better on the ball in the next game," he said.

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Updated: August 15, 2023, 6:37 AM