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Man Utd need big improvement after losing possession 39 times in final third vs Wolves

Manchester United need a big improvement at Tottenham Hotspur this weekend after losing possession on a staggering 39 occasions in the attacking third against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Red Devils started their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 home win over Wolves last night, but their performance was far from convincing. They struggled to gain control in the game.

This was quite clearly represented by the statistics. United had 51 per cent possession compared to Wolves’ 49. They managed three shots on target, three less than the Midlands outfit.

Gary O’Neil’s side won the midfield battle with Casemiro winning just three out of 15 duels, but the most glaring statistic was the number of times United were dispossessed in attack.

According to The Telegraph, the Red Devils were guilty of losing possession on a staggering 39 occasions in the final third, the most by any team on Matchday 1 of the new season.

United basically gifted Wolves chances to play on the counter attack at Old Trafford but luckily, the visitors could not capitalise with their poor finishing and decision-making.

United need big improvement against Spurs on Saturday

The Red Devils came on top against Wolves last night following a late winner from Raphael Varane.

However, there needs to be significant improvement for the upcoming north London trip to face Spurs.

Spurs no longer have Harry Kane in their ranks, but they remain a good counter-attacking outfit.

In our opinion, Casemiro needs more support from either Bruno Fernandes or Mason Mount.

The Brazilian was often outnumbered in midfield yesterday with the duo higher up the field.

Meanwhile, the attackers need to show responsibility and must avoid giving away cheap possession.

It was a regular trend yesterday which paved the way for multiple counter-attacks from Wolves.

Wolves did not have the quality to capitalise, but United can ill-afford the same at Tottenham.

Manager Erik ten Hag should work on this aspect in team training ahead of Saturday’s game.

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