Wolves overcame Manchester United 1-0 in the Premier League thanks to a late goal from Joao Moutinho. It was the Wolves’ first league win at Old Trafford in almost 42 years.
Wolves last won a league game at Old Trafford in February 1980, and they should have been ahead at halftime. In the first half, they had 15 shots to United’s four, the first time a team has had more attempts at Old Trafford since Liverpool in December 2018.
Despite early saves from David de Gea to keep Daniel Podence and Ruben Neves at bay, Bruno Lage’s team had only scored one goal in their previous six Premier League games, the half ended goallessly.
United improved after the break, and Bruno Fernandes’ inclusion helped them even more. Cristiano Ronaldo, who wore the captain’s armband in place of an injured Harry Maguire, had a goal rightfully called out for offside in United’s best chance.
Romain Saiss equaled Fernandes’ effort with a free-kick that rocked the post as well, but Wolves broke through late. Phil Jones was making his first United senior game in two years, but his defensive header fell to Moutinho, who arrowed home past De Gea.
It was Ralf Rangnick’s first loss as interim manager of United, and the club missed an opportunity to put pressure on the teams ahead of them in the fight for the top four. Wolves have moved up to the eighth place, just three points behind United in seventh.