Marcus Rashford scored against Old Trafford for the first time since July.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford believes that it would be foolish to think about winning the Premier League title at this time, despite the fact that his goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers helped the Red Devils to second place in the standings.
Tuesday’s game seemed to have been decided when Rashford took possession of the ball on the edge of the penalty area near the goal line.
After a cross in the box the Englishman flew away with a left turn shot that was fired by Romain Saiss and caught Rui Patricio unconscious.
United are now two points behind Liverpool after playing so many games at this stage of the season since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
We can’t look too far ahead, Rashford told Amazon Prime.
We’re a team that’s still working hard on itself and it’s a bit silly of us to look at the classification so early in the season.
We have to do it one by one, and if we keep looking this way for ways to win, we will see where we stand at the end of the season.
Man Utd 1-0 Wolves: Solskjaer rejoiced after the dramatic victory.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he wouldn’t talk about a title challenge for another 30 games.
He said there wouldn’t be a title race after 15 games.
Of course you can lose a chance to get into the game in the first 10 games, but you play 15 more and maybe you get 30, so you can start if you’ve played at least half the season.
The faith is there – they believe we can win against anyone, anywhere. This result is very important for the relationship.
. Bruno Fernandez has already scored 14 goals this season.
It was predictable that the winner would come so late.
Since the return of the Wolves to the top flight in 2018, the two teams have met eight times in league games and cup matches. There were four draws and two victories, none of which were scored with more than one goal.
United coach Solskjaer predicted a tough game, showing that his defense could handle the attack of the Wolves, who are still without Raul Jimenez, while the home team did not inspire despite the return of Paul Pogba and Fernandez in midfield.
Fernandes was unusually wasteful to him when Mason Greenwood saw him just before the break with a deep center.
Such chances usually find the net at the feet of the Portuguese, but it was thwarted by Patricio.
Rashford and Anthony Martial missed chances, and although Edinson Cavani put the ball in the net, the Uruguayan was rightly excluded for offside.
There was a plea for a handball penalty in preparation for the match, but the VAR thought it was a mistake, Wolf Captain Conor Coady.
Although the night didn’t end well for the Wolves, it was again a good night for the young striker of the Wolves, Pedro Neto.
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo tries to manage the expectations of the 20-year-old, who is just starting to take an interest in adult football after making a few appearances for Braga in his native Portugal and during his loan period in Lazio.
Glenn Hoddle and Jamie Redknapp have spoken highly of Neto in recent days, and although his small stature is not suited to the central role expected of him, there is more evidence at Old Trafford that he is a potential star in the making.
Whether it is his own shot that De Gea tested or a brilliant clean-up that created one for Reuben Neva, Neto shows that he is still thinking.
The back pass that Ryan Ait-Noury found in the mouth of the goal was brilliant, even if it wasn’t rewarded.
Neto also gets used to the physical aspect of the game – he was accidentally caught in the face by Nemanja Matic, who screamed in pain as the game ran without him.
He could have done better by approaching just before the break, but Harry Maguire got in the way when he tried to get in to create more room for a shot, but the teenager continued to find room after the break before finally being replaced.
To underline the development of this Wolf’s side, former Liverpool defender Ki-Yana Hoover, 18, made his first appearance in the Premier League, as did 20-year-old Vitinha – a pass that Pogba exploited was the culmination of his 54-minute performance.
Not that it’s any consolation after such a disappointing late night for the Wolves.
It’s football and the learning process, Nuno said.
It’s cheeky now, but you can’t stay unhappy – you have to move on. We’ve created opportunities, sometimes we have to end more.
It really hurts to lose this delay. – Nuno…
Last United winner since 2009 – Statistics
- After losing to Arsenal at home in early November, Manchester United has won seven of their last nine Premier League games.
- The Wolves have now lost each of their last nine league games; they have never been unbeaten in this league under Nuno Espirito Santo (the second was a nine-strike from December 2019 to January 2020).
- Marcus Rashford’s goal against Manchester United was his first in Old Trafford in the Premier League for 845 minutes, as he scored against Southampton in July.
- Rashford’s goal in the 92nd minute. The goal in the 95th minute and 51 seconds is the last winning goal in a Premier League game at Old Trafford since September 2009, when Michael Owen scored in the 95-27 victory over Manchester City.
- Since his Premier League debut in February, Bruno Fernandez has been directly involved in more goals than any other player (32 – 18 goals, 14 assists).
- The average age of the wolves, who started the eleventh edition of this game, was 25 years and 109 days. It is the youngest Premier League game since April 2012 (25 years and 80 days against Sunderland).
- Manchester United have made six changes to their starting eleven, the most in the Premier League since April 2019, when they also made six changes for a game against Wolves.
What’s the next step?
Friday the 1st. In January (20:00 CET) Manchester United complete their festive programme against Aston Villa, another side of the Midlands. The Wolves play Saturday the 2nd. January (17:30 GMT) in Brighton in action.
The player of the game
The Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Team number 27Player nameSeiss
- Team number 11SurnameRui Patricio
- Team number16Player nameCoady
- Team number2Player’s name
- Team number49 Player nameKilman
- Name of the player on team number 8Ruben Nevis
- Team number3Player nameAit-Nuri
- Team number 28The player’s name is Joan Moutinho.
- Name of the player of team number 7Pedro Neto
- Team number20Player nameVitinja
- Team number 37Player name
- Team number10 Player nameDaniel Podens
- Team number 17PlaynameFabio Silva
- 1st Gea
- 29From Bissaka
- 27TellesReplaced by Shawat 45 min.
- 11GreenwoodReplaced by Marcialat 64’minutes
- 18Bruno FernandesReplaced by McTominayat 90+5’min.
- 10RashfordBay in 50Minutes
- 21 James
- 34 Van de Beek
- 38 Tuanzebe
- 11Rui PatrícioReservable in 73 minutes
- 2 But
- 28 Joan Moutinho
- 20VitinhaReplaced by Podentate 55’min
- 7New replacement for Fabio Silva in 68’minute
- 17 Fabio Silva
- 22 Nelson Semedo
- 75 Marks
- The game is over: Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
- End of the second half, Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
- Manchester United’s Paul Pogba’s free kick has been awarded to the right wing.
- Maximilian Kilman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) will be punished after committing an offence.
- Substitution, Manchester United. Scott McTominay replaces Bruno Fernandez.
- Aim! Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) shoots with his left foot from the center of the area to the lower right corner. Sponsored by Bruno Fernand.
- Harry Maguire (Manchester United) is punished after committing an offence.
- Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits a free kick in half of the opponent.
- Paul Pogba (Manchester United) is punished after he has committed an offence.
- Ki-Yana Hoover (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits a free kick in her own half.
- Bruno Fernandez (Manchester United) hits a free kick in the far half.
- Fabio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is punished after committing an offence.
- Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) sees one of his shots blocked by the goalkeeper with a right foot. Sponsored by Luke Shaw.
- Bruno Fernandez (Manchester United) is punished after committing an offence.
- Reuben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits a free kick on the left wing.
- Attempted rescue. Rayan Aït-Nouri (Wolverhampton Wanderers) shoots with his left foot from the center of the box and misses from the bottom right corner. Supported by Joao Moutinho.
- Eric Bailey (Manchester United) is punished after he has committed an offence.
- Fabio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) successfully converted a free kick in the opposite half.
- Offside, Manchester United. Harry Maguire plays a forward pass, but the referee sees Marcus Rashford offside.
- The attempt failed. The right foot shot of Anthony Martial of Manchester United is high and wide on the right side of the box. Supported by Paul Pogba.