Wolves’ Adama Traore on adapting to a new role & Man United draw

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Wolves hosted Manchester United in the first Monday night game of the new Premier League season yesterday.

Wolves had a solid record against the top six clubs last season.

They would beat Man United twice and draw with them once in three meetings last campaign.

Man United looked like they may put an end to their poor run vs Nuno Santo’s side on Monday when Anthony Martial put them 1-0 up inside 27 minutes.

However, United’s quality dipped off somewhat in the second half and they would eventually draw 1-1 thanks to a 55th-minute wonder strike from Ruben Neves.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Paul Pogba of Manchester United reacts after missing a penalty in the second half during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on August 19, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Traore on new role

After the draw with United, Wolves’ Adama Traore has spoken about a number of things.

The Spaniard came on for Matt Doherty at half-time vs Man United and was deployed in a sort of right wing-back role.

Traore is normally played as a right-winger or sometimes as a striker but this season Nuno looks to be trying the former Barcelona player in a new spot.

On his new position, Traore stated:

“I’ve tried to do what the gaffer says to me all the time. I just managed to keep going forward, use my skills and my speed, but I have to defend as well.

“It’s a new position for me, I am now playing wing-back, and I’m working hard every day to adapt and be the best I can be.” As quoted by Wolves’ official website.

 Traore also had his say on the 1-1 draw with Manchester United:

“It was a good point for us because every player in the team worked so hard. Of course, I think it’s better if we win, but it’s a good point and I’m happy.

“But we have to keep working, keep learning things and what I tried to do was give my best. “I think the mentality that we have is to approach every game the same way and, like the gaffer said before the game, we have to compete and that is what we do.” As quoted by Wolves’ official website.

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