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Fred momentarily inherits Romelu Lukaku’s first touch to gift Wolves a goal

The Brazilian showed the worst first touch to hand Wolves the ball 25 yards from goal

Maybe this is why Jose Mourinho never truly trusted Fred during his time at Old Trafford.

Even though he was the manager that spent £50million bringing the Brazilian to the club.

Man United made a blistering start at Molineux with Scott McTominay scoring his first goal for the club to put them 1-0 up.

Wolves chasing… Wolves

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Wolves chasing… Wolves

Fred had so far looked assured in his holding midfield role.

But with Wolves on the ropes David De Gea rolled a goalkick to the Brazilian with absolutely no one around him.

With the rain bucketing down in Wolverhampton Fred, with his back to the rest of the pitch, momentarily became Romelu Lukaku as he let the ball squirm away thanks to a sloppy first touch.

No pressure.

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No pressure.

Oops it’s gone

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Oops it’s gone

The next thing he sees as he turns around is Joao Moutinho bearing down on him and nipping the ball away.

Two flicks of a boot later and Diogo Jota is slipped through in the area with only De Gea to beat.

The Portuguese striker calmy buried the ball past the keeper to square the scoreline.

Wolves smell blood

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Wolves smell blood

No chance for De Gea there

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No chance for De Gea there

All Fred had to do was calmly collect the ball and spray it out to team mates on either side.

Any coach will tell you that the last thing he should have been doing was a blind turn into midfield with the ball more slippery than a bar of soap.

The equaliser galvanised Wolves completely and they continued to overrun United for the majority of the first half.

Work to do for United.


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