I’m sure I’m not the only Wolves fan who assumed we’d be pointless at the end of August.
After all, the fixture list was far from kind.
What I didn’t expect was for the margins of defeat to be so narrow.
How Bruno Lage’s side have contrived to lose three games they have dominated is the most maddening of mysteries.
The hardest thing to take about today’s reverse is that it was oh so predictable.
Put simply, you have to take your chances against the top sides when they come.
Wolves should have put an under-par United to the sword by half-time, but they once again left their shooting boots at home.
Cue a late winner for the visitors, courtesy of some inevitable Mike Dean melodrama and dodgy keeping from Jose Sa.
On the topic of the foul-that-never-was, if Dean isn’t demoted to the Championship by tomorrow morning then that tells you all you need to know about what is wrong with the standard of officiating in this country.
VAR is there to correct clear and obvious errors, and yet to my knowledge it wasn’t even used to review Pogba’s foul on Neves.
It’s that sort of double standard that leaves many fans to feel the Premier League is becoming a closed shop.
That aside, we can’t be too disheartened and need to remember that this month was never going to define our season.
How we fare against the calibre of opposition that is coming up in September will tell us more about how far the ‘Bruno Ball’ revolution will take us.
But we certainly can’t afford to keep squandering gilt-edged chances like the ones Trincao and Saiss missed today.
Hopefully our new South Korean forward will add some panache up top. Hee-Chan’s signing is a welcome one but I still think we need to add a top-class centre back if we’re really to kick on.
All eyes will be on Jeff and co. over the next few days, with it certainly feeling as if our success this season hinges on what we do on the transfer front.