Dan Bentley can be proud of his Premier League debut for Wolves, despite defeat
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Dan Bentley can be proud of his Premier League debut for Wolves, despite defeat

Wolves lost 2-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford yesterday – but one man who can hold his head high is Dan Bentley.

The star made his first appearance for Wolves since signing for the club in January.

It was also his Premier League debut.

Julen Lopetegui said ahead of the game that players who haven’t featured much lately would be getting minutes.

And Bentley would be the only change to the starting XI yesterday, as he replaced Jose Sa.

Fans were very keen to see how he would get on.

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Wolves may have lost the game, but Bentley gave a great account of himself for the visitors and was actually probably Wolves’ best player.

The 29-year-old made a string of great saves in the game, including three really good ones in the second-half from from Jadon Sancho and Casemiro and Antony.

He also showed a really good command of his area. And one thing that was quietly impressive was his handling of the ball. A few times he confidently claimed the ball, where other goalkeepers might have opted to punch.

His passing was also decent.

There was nothing he could have done about the two goals.

Dan Bentley should keep his place for Wolves after promising showing against Manchester United

It was always going to be fascinating to see Bentley in a match situation.

By many accounts, he has been really good in training and behind the scenes.

But yesterday, Bentley proved he isn’t just at Wolves to push Sa. He’s there to try and take his place.

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And he should keep his place for the next game against Everton.

There was a refreshing assurance about him between the sticks. There was never really a moment he looked uncomfortable, which hasn’t been the case with Sa recently.