United 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
Manchester United and Wolves, once again this season, fought out a dogged stalemate with the sides locked in a 0-0 Premier League draw at Old Trafford.
United v Wolves: Match pics Gallery
Take a look at the best images from the goalless draw at Old Trafford.
There was certainly a feelgood factor and air of expectancy surrounding the sight of Fernandes lining up for action in a red shirt.
A massive noisy Old Trafford welcome greeted the Portuguese midfielder’s name being read out pre-match as he awaited the start of his United career. The 25-year-old’s every subtle and precise touch was given a warm and encouraging round of applause. But it was Wolves’ Diogo Jota who ran the early show of the evening giving United a lot to think about defensively.United were restricted to long-range efforts with Andreas Pereira and Harry Maguire unable to test visiting goalkeeper Rui Patricio. After 33 minutes, Fernandes decided to give the home support a glimpse of the shooting ability in his locker but his drive swerved late and wide..Five minutes later, he smashed one into the body of Patricio from a decent central position.
It was an encouraging, confident start from the new boy.
Wolves had their moments, with Romain Saiss heading over an opportunity, Wan-Bissaka making one vital challenge to thwart a breakaway. However, with seconds left of the four minutes added on, sub Dalot very nearly steered a stooping header home but watched as it agonisingly crept wide.
So the match, the fourth of the season between the clubs, ended all-square and goalless.
United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; Fred, Andreas (Greenwood 72); Mata (Lingard 88), Fernandes, James (Dalot 88); Martial.
Subs not used: Romero, Jones, Williams, Chong.
Bookings: Fernandes, Lindelof, Shaw.
Wolves: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Otto, Neves, Moutinho, Traore (Podence 76), Jota (Neto 69), Jimenez (Dendoncker 90).
Subs not used: Ruddy, Jordao, Gibbs-White, Kilman
Bookings: Neves, Moutinho.