The Wolves won 1-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League for the first time since 1980 with a late win over Joao Moutinho’s volley as the away team lost Ralf Rangnick for the first time to Manchester United.
The home team did not have players like Harry Maguire, Victor Lindeloff, and Eric Bailly who were absent due to injury and illness, which left Manchester United short of defensive numbers.
Thus, to the surprise of many, Phil Jones appeared for the first time at Manchester United in 707 days, his last exit against Tranmere on January 26, 2020, in the FA Cup. Joined Raphael Varane in defense.
The result leaves Manchester United in seventh place in the Premier League with 31 points, while the Wolves trail just behind the Red Devils in eighth place with 28 points.
Rangnick’s side were beaten in the middle of the pitch by Wolves in the presence of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves pulling the strings during the match. The Portuguese midfielder seemed too big to handle United midfielder Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic, with Neves approaching with a shot just outside the box.
Although the Wolves were strong in the first half, they failed to use their ball near the United box, leaving manager Bruno Lage unable to comprehend how his team could have taken the break, especially as the home side had given nothing to the attack. vision.
It took Manchester United until the hour mark came to life in the game, their best chances came from the effort of Bruno Fernandes who hit something high, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s disallowed goal which was rightly disallowed to be offside.
That was as close as United were coming as the Wolves faced that brief storm and quickly took action. Eight minutes later Moutinho reached the end of Jones’ goal and his low volley near the box was enough to hit David De Gea at United’s goal.
Fernandes had one last chance to equalize during the stop, but his free-kick from 18 yards was well saved by teammate Jose Sa, who was then crowded with teammates when a full-blown whistle blew.