Solskjaer on Paul Pogba’s Manchester United performance
While United can close the gap on champions Liverpool to just two points with victory, Wolves can boost their hopes of claiming a European place and narrow the gap on the top four and United, currently occupying fourth place and that last spot that provides entry to the Champions League, to just three points by pulling off the upset tonight. Follow live goal and score updates, plus analysis and reaction at Old Trafford below, plus you can catch the end of the earlier kick-off with updates from Brighton vs Arsenal:
Wolves, and particularly the excellent Romain Saiss, look understandably distraught. They were good value for a point and produced one of the most impressive defensive displays of the season. But there was little they could do to stop Rashford’s fortunate winner.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:58
FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 WOLVES
That’s it! United, kept at bay for so long by Wolves, win it at the death thanks to a deflected Rashford shot. It could be a significant result, too, with Solskjaer’s side now just two points behind leaders Liverpool.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:56
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 WOLVES (90+5’)
McTominay replaces Fernandes as United look to see out the final seconds.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:54
GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 WOLVES (RASHFORD 90+3’)
United have won it with a couple of minutes left! Rashford collects the ball in the box, shifts it onto his left foot and drives a shot at goal. It deflects off Saiss and wrong foots Patricio, who watches the ball trickle into the bottom corner. A huge slice of luck for the hosts, and massively unfortunate for Wolves.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:52
MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 WOLVES (90+2’)
Martial wriggles past a couple of Wolves defenders on the edge of the box, but just as he thinks he’s escaped Saiss comes across to dispossess him.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:51
MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 WOLVES (90+1’)
There’ll be five minutes of added time as Maguire fouls Traore and allows the visitors to slow things down again.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:49
MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 WOLVES (89’)
Still no way through for United. Wolves are compact and organised and don’t look like giving anything away. But there’s still time.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:48
MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 WOLVES (85’)
Shaw fires a pass into the feet of Fernandes, who turns and shoots from 20 yards out. Coady makes another important block as Wolves edge closer to a hard-fought clean sheet.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:44
MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 WOLVES (84’)
United will be relieved to see that De Gea is okay. Wolves restart with a long punt forward from Patricio.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:43
MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 WOLVES (83’)
De Gea is down and looks in some discomfort after colliding with Traore off the ball.
Callum Rice-Coates29 December 2020 21:41