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Manchester United vs Wolves LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction from fixture tonight

Follow all the action live as the Ralf Rangnick and Bruno Lage’s sides go head-to-head at Old Trafford

Michael Jones
Monday 03 January 2022 19:50
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This was the first defeat of the Ralf Rangnick era but not only that, it was deserved. In all honesty, it may even be overdue. Manchester United had been fortunate to beat bottom-of-the-league Norwich City before Christmas, then lucky to escape with a draw against an equally-embattled Newcastle after it. Now, to usher in the new year, their comeuppance came against a side that had scored once in their last six games and twice in their last eight before Joao Moutinho’s late winner.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are having an uncertain season, having made a solid start only to suffer that scoring slump of recent weeks and months, but Bruno Lage has the highlight of his first year in charge so far: a win at Old Trafford that, on the balance of play, could have come a lot earlier. Aside from a brief United revival midway through the second half, Wolves were by far the better side, creating several chances yet, true to form, failing to put them away.

That was until Moutinho’s intervention, a low, drilled shot with eight minutes remaining after the returning Phil Jones failed to adequately clear Adama Traore’s cross beyond the edge of the penalty area. Follow all the match reaction below:

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Bruno Lage talking to Sky Sports

Wolves manager played down the achievement of beating Manchester United at Old Trafford and focused on his team’s performance telling Sky Sports:

It is one more victory. Lovely stadium, a place with a lot of history but the most important thing is how we played.

“We played in our way, we controlled the first half and missed a lot of chances. We win three points, and have more chances than goals.

“We deserved the three points. Every time I am positive and try to win the games. This is football, they had one good chance for Bruno.”

Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:50
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Wolves strike late to beat Manchester United and end Ralf Rangnick’s unbeaten run

This was the first defeat of the Ralf Rangnick era but not only that, it was deserved. In all honesty, it may even be overdue.

Manchester United had been fortunate to beat bottom-of-the-league Norwich City before Christmas, then lucky to escape with a draw against an equally-embattled Newcastle after it.

Now, to usher in the new year, their comeuppance came against a side that had scored once in their last six games and twice in their last eight before Joao Moutinho’s late winner.

Wolves strike late to beat Man United and end Rangnick’s unbeaten run

Man United 0-1 Wolves: Moutinho fires in deserved winner after poor performance from the hosts

Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:45
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Joao Moutinho’s late strike earns Wolves deserved win at Manchester United

Joao Moutinho fired Wolves to a first win at Old Trafford since 1980 as Ralf Rangnick’s unbeaten start to life as Manchester United’s interim manager came to an end.

The Red Devils finished 2021 with a much-needed home win against Burnley, but the new year got off to a terrible start as their sloppy, disjointed display was punished by Bruno Lage’s impressive visitors.

Wolves had not played for 15 days due to coronavirus-related postponements, but they showed few signs of rust at Old Trafford, where Mourinho struck late on to secure a deserved 1-0 win.

Joao Moutinho’s late strike earns Wolves deserved win at Manchester United

Mourinho handed Ralf Rangnick his first defeat as United boss.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:43
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Man Utd 0 - 1 Wolves

Manchester United have failed to score in four different Premier League home games this season, already more than they did in the whole of 2020-21 when they failed to score in three.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:42
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Reaction from Wolves’ matchwinner

Joao Moutinho scored the only goal in a decent contest between Wolves and Manchester United at Old Trafford. Wolves arrived with confidence and a gameplan and it worked.

Moutinho gave his rwaction to Sky Sports after the match saying:

What I want is to help the team. Winning here at Old Trafford against a big team is amazing for us.

“We came here to play football, play with the ball, that’s what we do. We created a lot of shots in the first half. They changed a little bit to three centre-backs like us. We controlled everything. We only let them create one opportunity on the bar.

“We deserved it because of what we did over 90 minutes. I hope we can continue with this performance.

“Phil Jones headed out the ball. I tried to see where it went. [After] my first touch I said I need to shoot. That’s what I need to do, to shoot more. A beautful goal.”

Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:39
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Man Utd 0 - 1 Wolves

Wolves have picked up their first away league win against Manchester United since February 1980, ending a run of 10 visits to Old Trafford without a win - three draws and seven defeats.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:35
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Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:32
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A much deserved victory for Wolves - their first at Old Trafford in the Premier League - they were the better team having more shots, more shots on target and almost the same amount of possession.

Joao Moutinho is the hero for Wolves.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:29
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Full-time: Man Utd 0 - 1 Wolves

90+5 mins: Fabio Silva is punished for a high boot on Phil Jones right on the edge of the ‘D’. Manchester United have a free kick with the last kick of the game. Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes stand over the set piece.

Save! Fernandes smokes a great shot at goal but Jose Sa leaps to his right and parries it away!

There’s the final whistle as well! Wolves have won at Old Trafford!

Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:26
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Man Utd 0 - 1 Wolves

90+2 mins: Fernandes lets a forward pass from Jones run and Wolves collect the loose ball. Traore once again runs it down the the pitch on a counter-attack and looks to play Marcal into the box. The wingback stretches to reach the ball and gets a touch to it but not enough to bring it under control and the ball rolls out for a goal kick.

Michael Jones3 January 2022 19:22

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