Mason Mount’s debut for Manchester United took place in a 1-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers, generating a commotion due to his performance stats from the match.
Raphael Varane of United managed to score the sole goal, allowing United to narrowly defeat Wolves and secure three crucial points in their Premier League opener.
Nevertheless, the victory’s significance was overshadowed by a contentious VAR decision when debutant Andre Onana rushed out of his goal and collided with Wolves’ Sasa Kalajdzic during injury time.
Surprisingly, the referee opted not to consult the monitor, nor did he grant the away team a penalty.
Meanwhile, Mount, who had become United’s initial summer signing by joining from Chelsea in a £60 million deal in early July, made his competitive debut for the club in a lackluster team performance.
The England international contributed for 69 minutes in the game before being substituted for Christian Eriksen.
Furthermore, the 24-year-old found himself among a group of United players who failed to live up to expectations at Old Trafford.
As perTalkSPORT, Mount claimed zero goals, zero assists, created zero chances, made zero crosses, won zero tackles and won zero aerial duals during his time on the pitch.
United were overpowered in midfield throughout the encounter, with Matheus Nunes and Matheus Cunha having found joy with runs through midfield. It was only the Midlands club’s failure in front of goal that stopped them from claiming something from the game. Wolves had 23 shots on goal.
Indeed, Wolves will be disappointed to have not got their first point on the board. The club are without a win in nine Premier League away games (D2 L7) while they have lost each of their five. That is their longest top-flight losing streak on the road since a run of six between September and December 2011.
On Sky Sports Gary Neville said: “I thought Wolves were absolutely fantastic tonight.
“Manchester United’s midfield was non-existent, the front three didn’t work hard enough in a defensive sense.
“Wolves got a new manager four days ago and there was doom and gloom about their season, but they were absolutely fantastic.
“United were outplayed and can feel fortunate that they came away with three points. They did not deserve it.”