Marouane Fellaini has admitted his belief that Manchester United could already be out of the Premier League title race.
Sir Alex Ferguson made an emotional return to Old Trafford on Saturday but Manchester United were unable to lay on a victory for their former manager, held 1-1 by a Wolves side who already look at home in the Premier League.
The Red Devils had taken the lead against the run of play when Paul Pogbaâs gorgeous touch teed up Fred for his first goal in English football but the Frenchman was partially culpable for the move which led to Joao Moutinhoâs second-half equaliser.
According to Belgium international Fellaini, it will be difficult for United to close the gap on the likes of Liverpool and Man City.
âEveryone is disappointed,â Fellaini said.
âWe know we can do better. We have to win today because after that it will be difficult to close the gap. Everyone is disappointed but that is football.
âWe have to move the ball quicker, when we create the chances we have to score.â
Mourinho meanwhile refused to blame the synthetic pitch they played on in midweek for Saturdayâs lacklustre showing.
âWe won three matches away, come home with a good spirit, because we recover and then you start in a poor way and I could say tired, Champions League, awful pitch, the body suffer a difficult impact than a match in actual grass, not coming home after the match, I could go in this direction.
âBut we have Lingard and Alexis didnât play, Fellaini played 25 minutes, Antonio Valencia didnât play, so we didnât have a team that was in big trouble with accumulation of matches
âSo I think is a mental situation and attitude, again one team was coming to play the game of their lives and another was to relax.â