This is becoming routine.
Get into the game, fail to convert chances, concede a soft goal, chase the game.
Certainly, Man City, Liverpool, Watford, Newcastle and last night all religiously followed the blueprint, with VAR never far from the action.
It’s incredible just how many times we’ve had to put celebrations in reverse this season after a seemingly straightforward goal was taken away.
It does hit Raul’s hand and those are the rules, but much like West Ham’s goal at Sheffield United the other week it feels harsh given that the ball is cannoned against the attacker’s arm from point-blank range.
To think Neto has now had a goal ruled out at Anfield and Old Trafford despite doing nothing wrong himself is borderline comedy.
Jimenez should have put us ahead anyway after that majestic Cruyff turn killed the entire Utd back four, but the finish that followed was pathetic.
He’s failed to convert a number of clear sighters lately and in a team that doesn’t rack up the chances, we can’t afford such profligacy.
As Nuno pointed out afterwards, the all-round play was decent enough, we just never went in for the kill.
They got through a few times and Ruddy had a very strong game to his credit making several good saves to keep Wolves in it to the very last.
The goal felt soft, with Wolves in a good attacking area of the pitch but for the umpteenth time failing to commit enough bodies forward.
Utd then get a bounce of the ball and suddenly we’re over-run at the back. I’m not sure how that happened?
We didn’t trouble Romero’s goal once in the second half and that’s disappointing.
Having gone for it with the team selection it was surprising to see us chuck in the towel by taking Neto and Traore off.
Maybe that was Nuno making another statement about the lack of options he has at his disposal?
Without wanting to repeat the message ad nauseam, we look stale and tired and the solution is obvious.
It’s one competition less to worry about, but this was a competition we could easily have won with a squad equipped to compete.