Nuno Espirito Santo admits his side faced a tough uphill battle to come back from in their defeat to Burnley after going behind within the first two minutes of the Premier League contest.
Conor Coady’s own goal inside 90 seconds of the game at Turf Moor proved costly for Wolves who, despite having almost 70 per cent possession, could not break down a stubborn Burnley defence.
On defeat to Burnley
“I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed with the way we started the game because we started very badly. When you concede a goal so early, the game comes much harder after that.
“It’s clearly something that we can avoid, something that we can be better organised in stopping, so it’s disappointing in that aspect of the game.
“After we fell behind, we took a little while to settle down again, but we were able to play.
“In the second-half we started very well, we had some chances, we produced opportunities, but we didn’t score.
“When we’re not clinical enough to level the score, and then try to go for the win – it’s difficult, and after second goal it was game over.”
On trying to come from behind
“Everything becomes harder and it’s something that we can avoid, and we must avoid. But this is part of the growing process of the team and shows we have to be switched on throughout the whole game.
“Sometimes you have a lot of the ball and you cannot produce enough. I think we produced, we created some good movements, good football, managed possession well and had clear chances.
“But today, what disappointed us is the way we started the game, losing 1-0, as it’s not the way we should compete.”
On quick turnaround to play Manchester United
“Now we have to rest, we will recover, we will analyse the game well and we will prepare ourselves to compete for Tuesday.”