Bruno Lage reveals secret behind Wolves incredible clean-sheet record

Wanderers tough defensive unit was showed off again at Old Trafford

Bruno Lage, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers gives their side instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers kept their eighth clean-sheet of the season in the 1-0 victory over Manchester United and manager Bruno Lage has revealed one of the secrets behind the success.

Wolves are looking more dominant and assured every time they set foot onto a football pitch and never really looked in any danger at Old Trafford.

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The win means it’s just two goals conceded in eight games now for Wanderers and those were just narrow 1-0 defeats to the Premier League’s top two, Manchester City & Liverpool.

But Lage says it’s not just about the defenders, he claims the reason for their recent solidity is that they never go into any game looking to just defend. The plan is to attack, always.

“Look that’s one of the secrets,” the boss said when asked about their relentless attacking display in Manchester.

“We don’t put our men in front of the box, we try to press higher and we try to put our men in a higher position.

“That’s why it’s so important to work the defensive line.

“That’s why it’s so important that the guys in front protect the defenders.

“When you move you have to move together to control the spaces we need to control for every game.”

Wolves will be looking to extend that impressive record even further when they take on Sheffield United in the FA Cup on January 9.

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