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Chris Sutton and Gary Lineker react on Twitter as Wolves are denied penalty v Man United

Manchester United secured a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Premier League opener of the new season on Monday night at Old Trafford.

A late header from Raphael Varane sealed all three points for the hosts, but they were lucky to get over the line.

The visitors came close to scoring several times and will feel unlucky to have left without any points.

Wolves thought they had a penalty in the closing stages after Man United goalkeeper Andre Onana clattered into Sasa Kalajdzic.

However, referee Simon Hooper did not give it and VAR agreed with his decision, but Gary Lineker and Chris Sutton were far from pleased, taking to Twitter/X to react:

Man United were far from impressive against Wolves, and they can count themselves lucky to have picked up the win.

They need to do better when they face Tottenham Hotspur in London on Saturday, and manager Erik ten Hag will hope his players can give a much-needed response.

Wolves attempted 23 shots – the second most in a Premier League away game at Old Trafford in recorded history (since 2003-04) – with six of them on target.

A team with better finishers would have easily punished the Red Devils, and they have Onana, VAR and the poor Wolves attackers to thank for the victory.

Man United want to improve on their third-placed finish from last term, and they need to play better for this to happen.

They really could do with Rasmus Hojlund and will hope the Denmark international returns to action sooner rather than later amid claims he could spend several weeks before fully recovering.

Their midfield is also crying for more quality additions, and Man United need to quickly get a deal done for Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat.