Wolves 1-2 Manchester United: Nuno had an emotional farewell

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The Wolves have failed to give manager Nuno Espirito Santo the carved win-off as they finished the Premier League season with a defeat by Manchester United.

Four and a half thousand Wolves fans were in Molineux to say goodbye to Nuno. Two days after the announcement was announced, this would be his last game in charge.

But United has hampered the release as they have secured a victory that ensures an entire league season. Without losing a game in the first leg of its history.

Anthony Elanga opened the scoring as he marked his first Premier League match with a goal. He was clearing his head during the first 15 minutes.

The Wolves responded well, equalizing five minutes before the break. When Nelson Semedo scored his first goal for the team by hitting Fabio Silva’s ball.

But United, who had already secured second place ahead of the game, regained the lead with a break. 

Donny van de Beek was caught on his feet by Romain Saiss. And after referee Mike Dean started deciding not to impose a fine, he reversed his decision after a VAR review.

That left the home fans furious, greeted with a loud whistle. And added more determination with the Wolves’ play in the second half.

However, even though they had a lot of poor form in the final three. It plagued them all season, partly due to injuries to key players.

Defeat fails to cover up an emotional farewell to Nuno.

Just 72 hours ago, the most notable thing for many Wolves fans who thought of the show would be the return of fans to Molineux.

But all that changed when it was announced that Nuno’s four-year reign would end after the game.

The Wolves have enjoyed an impressive rise above the Portuguese. They were winning the Championship by 99 points, a series of top seven in the Premier League. And an impressive run to the Europa League quarter-finals.

Supporter gave Nuno an emotional farewell (Source: BBC)
The supporter gave Nuno an emotional farewell (Source: BBC)

And appreciation for what Nuno has achieved is shown by those Wolves fans who were lucky enough to get tickets.

Supporters gathered outside to greet the team bus and cheered Nuno on his way out. 

And his name was heard in the world when players and officials appeared in the tunnel. Before the start of the match.

However, some boos heard in the stands as players took a knee-jerk before the start of the game.

Once the game started, it became clear that the players were ready to put on a show for their departure manager. With Adam Traore shining brightly within the first two minutes.

But when Elanga beats and Traore walks away injured. It looks like Nuno will never get this farewell dream.

Semedo’s goal gave a glimmer of hope. But in the end, it was not meant to be so.

Apart from that, Nuno’s name was sung after the final whistle as fans expressed their gratitude to the manager who left them as strong as the Premier League team.

Old and new catch the eye

With second place secured, United will now focus on the Europa League final on Wednesday against Villarreal.

That was evident in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team’s election. With only Axel Tuanzebe retaining his place in the first XI, Dean Henderson offered to file a claim within the weeks.

But it was the two edge players who caught the eye.

Nuno had an emotional Farewell (Source: Team Talk)
Nuno had an emotional Farewell (Source: Team Talk)

Elanga, who made his Premier League debut against Leicester on May 11, initially looked nervous. And he lacked confidence as he missed two prestigious chances. But his goal was a real one as he headed back into the net.

While Elanga was starting his career at United. The player closest to his other side also proved himself. 

Mata has played 271 games for United, but his seven-year deal with the club could end with his contract expiring this summer.

Since Bruno Fernandes was not included in the squad, Mata stood up and took a firm penalty. Scoring goals in a guaranteed manner.

If this will be his last Premier League game for United, the goal is to win a decent transfer.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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