Paul Pogba had a second-half penalty saved as Manchester United were held to a Premier League draw at Wolves.
In a first half containing just three shots, Anthony Martial had put United in front with his 50th goal for the club – a fine left-footed finish – only for Ruben Neves to level with a sensational strike from the edge of the area, which bounced down off the crossbar 10 minutes after the break.
With the score 1-1 in the second half, Pogba was fouled by Conor Coady and got up to take the spot-kick, despite failing with three penalties last season and Marcus Rashford scoring from one against Chelsea on the opening weekend.
Pogba’s powerful shot was pushed away by Rui Patricio, who saved low to his right.
United would have gone top of the table with a win, but instead they were left to reflect on an inconsistent performance that underlined why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has a lot of work to do to turn his team into title contenders.
While there were moments of promise in attack and defence, United didn’t take their chances and crumbled too easily when they came under pressure in their second game of the season.
Daniel James made his maiden start for United after the close-season signing from Swansea scored his first goal as a substitute against Chelsea.
There was no place in the matchday squad for Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, who has been linked with Inter Milan.