Wolves 2-1 Manchester United: Player Ratings

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Manchester United suffered yet another defeat at the Molineux, as Wolves dealt a major blow to the visitors’ hopes of finishing inside the top 4 in the Premier League.

Here’s how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men performed in the 2-1 loss:

DAVID DE GEA: 4
Couldn’t have done much to keep out Diogo Jota’s equalizer, but should have dealt with the cross that led to Chris Smalling’s own goal.

ASHLEY YOUNG: 2
Abysmal for the entirety of the time he spent on the pitch. Crosses were awful. Cleared the ball aimlessly. Got sent off after picking his second yellow.

CHRIS SMALLING: 3
Defended well at the start. Scored the own goal in the second half, which ended up being the winning goal for the opposition.

VICTOR LINDELOF: 4
An okay return to the lineup after having missed out the game against Watford.

DIOGO DALOT: 4
Delivered a pinpoint cross early in the game, which should have been headed in easily by Romelu Lukaku. Went quiet as the game progressed.

SCOTT MCTOMINAY: 6
Started the game quite impressively. Scored his first goal for the Mancunian outfit with a nice shot from distance. Could have bagged another after the break.

FRED: 4
One of the best players on the pitch at the start of the game, until he lost possession and gifted Wolves the equalizer. Was replaced by Phil Jones after Young’s sending off.

LUKE SHAW: 4
Booked for a tactical foul, thanks to which he shall now miss United’s next two league encounters.

PAUL POGBA: 2
Redundant.

JESSE LINGARD: 3
Missed a sitter by heading the ball too casually. Showed smart movement in the first half, but was as good as invisible in the second.

ROMELU LUKAKU: 4
Should have easily scored two on the night, but his poor finishing played a part in costing his side three valuable points.

 

SUBSTITUTES –

PHIL JONES: 2
Didn’t do much to prevent the own goal.

ANTHONY MARTIAL: 3
Failed to make any impact.

ANDREAS PEREIRA: 3
Failed to make any impact.