A 93rd winner from Marcus Rashford earned Manchester United a 1-0 victory over Wolves, pushing the Red Devils to second in the Premier League.
The first half was fairly even with both teams close to opening the scoring. First, Bruno Fernandes hooked up Mason Greenwood’s cross and forced a nice save on Rui Patricio, before Wolves’ Romain Saiss almost scored his second goal in as many games, only for his clever little post kick to be. dismissed by David de Gea.
After the break Edinson Cavani put the ball in the back of the net from a corner, only to be ruled out for offside, before there were just a few seconds left to play, United found their winner with the Rashford’s effort deflecting Saiss into the back of the net.
Here are your player ratings for both teams …
David de Gea (GK) – 7/10 – Made a smart save from Saiss in the first half. Courageously recovered after being breathless by the super hench Adama Traoré…
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) – 6/10 – Defended effectively but his offensive performance was limited.
Harry Maguire (CB) – 7/10 – A few missteps but largely solid. Was well stored in possession and pulverized great long passes.
Eric Bailly (CB) – 8/10 – One of his best games in recent memory. Read the game carefully by making four interceptions.
Alex Telles (LB) – 7/10 – I saw a lot of the ball in the first half and looked dangerous. It was a shame to see him dragged out at half-time.
Nemanja Matic (CM) – 7/10 – Well circulated possession. Maybe a little too safe at times, but cleaned very well.
Paul Pogba (CM) – 6/10 – A few research bullets behind but anonymous in the spells.
Bruno Fernandes (CM) – 7/10 – United’s brightest spark but was unusually awkward in possession on occasion. Helped the winner.
Mason Greenwood (RW) – 6/10 – In a quality short game, his cross in the first half was a highlight. Faded after that.
Edinson Cavani (ST) – 5/10 – Was pretty withdrawn for much of the game. Service was poor but it could have done more too.
Marcus Rashford (LW) – 8/10 – I was always looking to try something, racking up a game of 10 dribbles. Winner may have been lucky, but he showed great determination in creating it.
Luke Shaw – 6/10 – Inserted well after the break but never so threatening at Telles.
Anthony Martial – 5/10 – Rejected good luck long after coming.
Scott McTominay – N / A
Rui Patricio (GK) – 7/10 – Showed great reflexes to prevent Bruno Fernandes from opening the scoring very early. Bad foot for United’s goal.
Conor Coady (CB) – 7/10 – Survived a scare of the ball in the second half. Other than that, it went pretty well.
Romain Saiss (CB) – 8/10 – Very well defended, registering 11 clearances. Also was a powerful threat from set pieces. So unlucky to deflect Rashford’s cross past his goalkeeper.
Max Kilman (CB) – 7/10 – Well covered when United threatened to do good.
Ki-Jana Hoever (RWB) – 7/10 – It looked impressive on his first Premier League start. Showed offensive intent and stoically defended.
Ruben Neves (CM) – 8/10 – Excellent display. Was full of racing, racking up nine tackles and interceptions combined.
Vitinha (CM) – 6/10 – Showed good energy in the first half before being sacked just after the break.
Joao Moutinho (CM) – 7/10 – A lively performance in the midfield that had a bit of everything.
Rayan Ait-Nouri (LWB) – 6/10 – Showed great energy on the left side. Sometimes lost possession but needed more support from teammates.
Adama Traoré (ST) – 5/10 – Fought for the ball to stick in an unknown center-forward role, losing possession six times.
Pedro Neto (ST) – 5/10 – Also struggled to hold the ball. He looked a lot more comfortable when he picked up the ball deep and fired two shots.
Daniel Podence – 6/10 – Very limited participation after arrival.
Fabio Silva – 6/10 – As above but with crazier hair.