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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær paid tribute to two stars for their “special” moments against Wolves, while Paul Pogba shared a joke about a word about the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Man udd snatched the victory late at Molineux when Mason Greenwood once again showcased why he is one of English football’s most talented talents. The youngster ran a low strike between the body and arm of Jose Sa to ensure Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho’s full Premier League debut wins them.
It was otherwise a battle much of the afternoon for the Red Devils, with Adama Traore in particular creating chaos throughout.
The biggest chance of the game fell on Romain Saiss, but David de Gea pulled a really magnificent double save to deny the center-back.
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Talking to BBC after the game, Sunshine said initially about De Gea’s double save: “The first, he was in the right position, but the second one special, how he reacts and gets a strong hand for it.
“I have to say that David has come back with a determination in his work and I am happy for him.”
Regarding the potential error of Pogba on Ruben Neves, which led to the goal, Solskjær added: “Last week I complained because we did not get an error – that’s the way the game is now. They want it to flow, they want a more gentle judge.
“I do not think it is a mistake, I think two of them go after the ball and it is a good tackle by Paul [Pogba].
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“It must be consistent, but it will take a few weeks to find the right line. We were told before the match today that the referee would let the game flow. With the crowd, the passion, the game was about passion in the crowd and on the court. ”
On Mason Greenwood’s goal, the Norwegian concluded: “It is special. Getting the shot on goal from that angle is good, of course the goalkeeper might have saved it, but he hit it so fast.
“The beauty of him is that he can walk outside the right foot and inside the left foot, so it’s hard for a defender.”
About Varane’s debut, Solskjær said: “He was class. Composed, experienced, good on the ball, in the air. He has everything as a center-back, so I’m happy with his performance. ”
On whether Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second Man Utd debut against Newcastle after the international break, Solskjær said: “I hope he will. We’re working to get it done. He’s a special boy, or man now, he was a boy when I played with him. Of course we want to get it over the line.
“Of course the players are excited, some have played with him on their national team. You see the fans – they are excited. That’s what he does, he’s a special player. ”
About today’s victory: “It has been a good week, seven points on the board. We said last week after the draw that if we win the next one, it might not be a bad draw. ”
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Speaking in a double interview after the match, De Gea and Pogba gave their thoughts on a range of topics.
On his spectacular double rescue, De Gea said: “It was so fast, the first one hit my body, and then I made the double rescue. It was good because the team after the rescue scored the goal, we won massive three points. ”
Speaking about the challenge with Neves, who pulled Wolves’ complaints before the goal, Pogba said: “I did not touch him. This is the Premier League, it was a 50-50, every weekend that happens. We win the ball and we scored. ”
When asked about the impending arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Pogba joked: “Who?”
De Gea: “It’s like a dream to have him back, it will be fantastic – it’s already good, you can feel it in the atmosphere. Hopefully he can bring something special to make the team even better. ”
Regarding the hard-fought victory, De Gea added: “It’s good to win, but now it’s time to play for titles. Records are fine, but you should go for titles. We did not play very well, but it is a massive victory for us. ”
Paul Pogba: “It was a tough game, it’s very difficult to play here. We did very well, we had chances, an offside. David was, as always, incredible. We got the victory, we did it. ”
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