Could have won it. Could have lost.
And much like our last excursion to the Theatre of Dreams, it was the first half that offered the greater encouragement.
If Traore shoots across goal rather than slashing beyond the near post after one particularly enterprising break, nobody could have begrudged Wolves the lead.
Second half was somehow bittier than the first with neither team playing with any freedom or fluidity.
Still though, from a Wolves perspective, the chances were there.
Jota’s weaving run, a near post fizzer from Jimenez and a couple of Saiss headers all threatened to tip things the way of the old gold.
A double deflection and a header at the death constituted the best Utd could muster so they must be content enough with a point.
Take it and move on.
One definite point for the plus column was Willy Boly who looked like he’d never been away.
As good as Dendoncker’s been – and he has been excellent – we’ve missed the big man’s imposing presence.
Several times he stepped in and just wrestled the ball away to set the team going forward.
And at the other end he distracts and disrupts, either getting on the end of corners himself or freeing up a yard for Saiss and co to strike.
Ruben Neves also had one of his best games of the season, continually getting a foot on the ball and picking out passes few would even contemplate let alone execute.
Podence did enough in a quarter of an hour or so for Gary Neville to make comparisons with Eden Hazard and there were certainly signs he’ll offer a useful option in that front three.
Speaking of which, Jota, Traore and Jimenez all did bits without hitting full speed.
In Traore’s case, he looked done in after Harry Maguire’s armbar nearly dislocated his shoulder for the second time this season.
There’s nowhere near enough protection for Adama, with several other cynical fouls unpunished. Typically, on the one occasion he rides the wave of shirt pulls and calf stamping, the ref doesn’t allow the advantage.
No wonder Nuno was doing his nut.
All things considered, this wasn’t the statement performance we’d hoped for to cement our lofty aspirations.
But it also proved Wolves won’t be shaken off easily between now and the start of May.
It’s simply a case of whether or not they’ll fulfil the potential that this team so clearly possesses.