Matchday two saw Manchester United travel south to the Molineux where they faced a difficult away fixture against Wolves. United have struggled against the wanderers in recent times, not winning in their last three attempts against Nuno Santo’s men. The Red Devils were again unable to take the three points as they battled to a 1-1 draw in a tightly contested match.
The home side started in their preferred 5-3-2 shape, a system they achieved an xGD of +2.16 in last season. Matt Doherty and Jonny Castro were the selected full-backs. They were used to make a flat five across the back as Wolves looked to spring in transition from a low block. Rúben Neves was partnered by João Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker in midfield. Diogo Jota and Raúl Jiménez continued their partnership up front. Jiménez was involved in seven goals against the top six last season.