Monday evening was another fantastic outing for Wolves star Max Kilman.
The central defender was once again in fine fettle in old gold, helping the club to a sixth clean sheet in the last eight outings.
Faced with Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani, Kilman was solid in his role as the right-sided centre-back.
He was particularly good against Ronaldo, giving the five-time Ballon d’Or winning very little over the minutes.
He is just going from strength to strength right now, and Wolves fans are absolutely loving his evolution.
One of the most impressive things about Kilman’s game this season has been the way he steps out of the backline to carry the ball forwards.
It is brilliant to see him having the confidence to do that. And it is good because it helps the team step up higher as a unit.
There was a moment in the second-half against United where Kilman had the ball on the right wing.
Out of nowhere, the 24-year-old blitzed past Cavani, Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho.
Ultimately his galavanting didn’t amount to anything, although you wouldn’t know it because the clip cuts off early. Unfortunately he took a tumble on this occasion.
But Ruben Neves remembers what happens, and responded cheekily on Twitter.
He said: “Aaaaaah why you don’t post the video until the end? It will be interesting to analyse the sniper accuracy.”
Fantastic to see from Max Kilman
His run against United didn’t result in anything in the end, but it is brilliant to see Kilman incorporating this kind of thing into his game.
If you think about it, there aren’t currently many centre-backs doing this in the Premier League. Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea springs to mind. But other than him, Kilman seems to be the only player carrying the ball out regularly from defence.
This creates overloads and makes things tricky for opposition midfielders and defenders.
It is great to see such proactive play from Kilman, and it will be no surprise if he starts picking up the odd assist.