The legendary United manager suffered a brain haemorrhage after falling ill at his home earlier this year and was transported to Salford Royal, where he underwent surgery.
‘They’re as accomplished a team as I’ve seen in their first year out of the Championship, ‘ said Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy.
“I can’t explain difference of attitude because I never had a difference of attitude”. “When we are at home we should attack, attack, attack”.
Ferguson, speaking to MUTV, admitted it was a big moment to be back at the stadium where one of the stands is named after him in recognition of his incredible achievements with United.
“We recover. Then we start in a poor way“.
“It has been nearly four weeks since we last played at Old Trafford, but I can not forget how fantastic the atmosphere was in our last home game, even though it was a defeat against Tottenham”, Mourinho added.
“I could go in this direction”.
After throwing on Juan Mata and Anthony Martial as substitutes, United created a handful of late chances with Romelu Lukaku missing the best, heading wide from six yards.
Paul Pogba, Fred and Marouane Fellaini feature in midfield as Nemanja Matic serves a one-match suspension, while custodian David de Gea has a four-man defence of Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw in front of him. Yes, it’s a mental situation.
Unlike Wolves, who harried United and had the correct mentality to getting something from the game, Mourinho’s players were too often complacent. “And I think we have to do better”. Maybe we felt a bit of fatigue because we played in the Champions League’.
“Most of us said thank you for what he’s doing and giving us our club back. But today I did not like my team”, Mourinho said. “That’s my way of thinking – we should move better, we should move more, yeah”.
But Manchester United was unable to mark the occasion with a win as it was held by Wolverhampton to 1-1.
United grew in confidence after scoring and it required an acrobatic diving save by Rui Patricio deep in first half injury-time to deny Fred a second goal, this from a left-foot free-kick.