Gary Lineker has branded Francisco Trincao ‘a very promising young player’.

Wolverhampton Wanderers today lost their Premier League third game in a row to Manchester United.

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Francisco Trincao (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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It was pretty much the same old story as the previous two Premier League games.

Wolves were great on the ball and fashioned many chances.

But the finishing was what let Bruno Lage’s side down.

A golden chance fell the way of Trincao in the first-half, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka denying the Portuguese talent with a goalline clearance.

Trincao has been finding his feet since move to the club in July from Barcelona.

He got his first goal the other night against Nottingham Forest, and was rewarded with another start today.

He showed confidence when he got the ball, and often showed really neat footwork as United players came to challenge him.


His performance caught the eye of Gary Lineker, who tweeted: “Really liked Trincao at @FCBarcelona. Very promising young player. Good loan for @Wolves.”

Lineker was also impressed with Wolves as a collective, and offered his thoughts about the team going forwards under Bruno Lage.

He added: “Watched all 3 of @Wolves’ games and even though they’ve lost them all 1-0, I reckon they’ll be fine and have a decent season. Played well each time, just need a change of fortune.”

Lineker is right

If you are going to lose the first three games of the season, there is at least a way to lose.

No points and no goals sounds bad on the face of it, but Wolves have undoubtedly been a bit unlucky.

Trincao is starting to look more comfortable now, and of course, Hwang Hee-chan has just signed.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Raul Jimenez is still a little rusty right now, and then there are other options to come in like Daniel Podence and eventually, Pedro Neto.

It’s a tricky moment, but fans should trust the process.

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