Joao Moutinho’s late strike saw the Wolves win their first league game at Old Trafford in almost 42 years, beating a disjointed Manchester United 1-0 in the Premier League.

Wolves’ last league victory at Old Trafford came in February 1980, and they should have been ahead at half-time.

They registered 15 shots to Man Utd’s four in the first half – the first team to have more attempts than United at home since Liverpool in December 2018.

Bruno Fernandes and Romain Saiss both hit the crossbar in the second half; Phil Jones started his first Man Utd game in two years; Ralf Rangnick loses first game in interim charge.

United was better after the break and the introduction of Bruno Fernandes improved them further. He struck the crossbar in United’s best chance, while Cristiano Ronaldo – who wore the captain’s armband in the absence of an injured Harry Maguire – had a goal correctly ruled out for offside.

It was Ralf Rangnick’s first defeat as United interim manager, with the club missing the chance to put pressure on the teams above them in the race for the top four. 

It was a performance that promoted a frustrated tweet from Sky Sports’ Gary Neville, who called United’s showing “not good”.


  • Mehr Ali is a Journalist, photographer, and football player.