Wolves manager Mick McCarthy admits he has put himself back under pressure with his controversial team selection at Old Trafford last night.
McCarthy made 10 changes to the side which defeated Tottenham on Saturday and saw his team slump to a 3-0 loss against Manchester United.
The Wolves fans vented their frustration, bellowing "we want our money back", "where is our first team" and "£40 to watch the reserves" as their team tumbled back into the bottom three.
McCarthy insisted his selection was fully justified. But he also accepts the final judgement will not come until May.
"The pressure was off me on Saturday and I was starting to relax. I thought I would put it back on me again," shrugged McCarthy.
"I can understand the supporters' reaction but at the end of the season I will be judged on whether Wolves have stayed in the Premier League or not."
There was no doubting the outcome once Wayne Rooney had blasted United in front from the penalty spot after half an hour.
Stand-in skipper Nemanja Vidic headed home number two just before the break, then a brilliant overhead kick from Dimitar Berbatov set up a third for Antonio Valencia as Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated his 900th league game in charge of United by drawing level at the top with Chelsea.
However, injury problems continue to mount.
Vidic suffered a calf strain which is almost certain to rule him out of Saturday's trip to Fulham.
Wes Brown also faces a two-week lay-off after suffering a hamstring injury against Aston Villa on Saturday.
It means Michael Carrick will be forced to continue in central defence at Craven Cottage, probably alongside 21-year-old rookie Ritchie de Laet.
"Ritchie showed some promise and he will probably be there on Saturday," said Ferguson.
"We just have to get on with it."
Ferguson offered particular praise to Rooney, who scored his 13th club goal of the season and Valencia's performance also drew plaudits from the boss.
"Antonio is improving, there is no question about that," said Ferguson.
"He was only a quiet lad when he came but he is more expansive now and he is expressing himself on the pitch very well."Reuse content