Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traoré is one of the fastest players in the Premier League right now, and maybe in the world on his day.
His lightning quick run in their loss against Manchester United last night can stand further testimony to that statement.
As Wolves looked to counter following a Man Utd attempt, Adama Traoré sprinted to cover a massive area of ground in order to have an attempt at David de Gea under the crossbar for Man Utd.
Traoré looked ridiculously rapid and too hot for Man Utd defenders to handle: particularly right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka who struggled to keep up with the ravishing Spanish winger’s raw pace.
Wan-Bissaka is not particularly slow either: he is a defensive fullback renowned for winning the ball at the right place at the right time, but even he failed to win the foot race against Traoré’s blistering speed.
The Spain international’s run almost covered the entire length of the pitch as he ran from just outside his penalty area to be available as an option for Pedro Neto under pressure on the right flank.
It was Eric Bailly who dealt with the danger at hand, as he intercepted Pedro Neto’s pass into an arriving Traoré to stop the rapid Wolves counter.
The two on two situation, at a moment where the game was still goalless, could have proven consequential with a better pass from Neto.
Adama Traore is a madman😭😭😭Wan bissaka got left behind man😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ckp65t9bxR— Musa (@AfcMusa10) December 29, 2020
Man Utd eventually went on to win the game via a late Marcus Rashford winner in second half stoppage time.
Nuno Espirito Santo and his Wolves side would be gutted over the unsuccessful attempt at goal despite a brilliant run by Traoré which made him available as an option for a pass.
The goal drought continued for him as the winger has not scored a league goal in over a year.