Fellaini accepts United closing gap to Premier League summit will be difficult

Manchester United was held at home by Wolves on Saturday, and Marouane Fellaini is concerned by the gap opening up ahead of it.

Marouane Fellaini tussles with Wolves' Diogo Jota.   -  Getty Images

Marouane Fellaini conceded Manchester United is going to find it difficult closing the gap on the Premier League's leading pack after drawing 1-1 with Wolves on Saturday.

Former manager Alex Ferguson was in attendance at Old Trafford for the first time since suffering a brain haemorrhage in May and United was unable to secure a win.

Although Fred gave the host the lead against the run of play in the 18th minute, Wolves battled back and deservedly levelled just after the break – Joao Moutinho finding the top-left corner after good hold-up play by Raul Jimenez.

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United piled the pressure on towards the end, though clear-cut opportunities remained infrequent and Wolves held on to a well-earned point.

The result leaves United eight points adrift of pacesetters Liverpool - which beat Southampton 3-0 - and Fellaini is already concerned by that gap.

"Everyone is disappointed. We know we can do better. We had to win today because after that it will be difficult to close the gap. Everyone is disappointed, but that is football. We have to move the ball quicker, when we create the chances we have to score," the Belgian said.