Man Utd ratings vs Wolves – defence
Here’s how our man GRAHAM HILL assessed United’s individual performances in the 4-3 win at Wolves.
Andre Onana – 6
A little chaotic at times, needed to use his head at one point to keep Wolves out after the break
Diogo Dalot – 6
Dealt with the threat of Cunha well in the early stages and looked solid until the latter stages of the game
Raphael Varane – 6
Definitely had to do more work in the second half as Wolves hit back, but could do nothing as a thriller unfolded
Lisandro Martinez – 8
He will be remembered by United fans in this game for his goal-line clearance which proved crucial as Wolves began their second half comeback
Luke Shaw – 7
Played his part in attack as well as defence, and set up the second goal when United were in complete control
‘We are only focused on football’
Manchester United’s players are “focused” on playing and not Marcus Rashford’s situation, says Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese midfielder said: “Rashford knows better than me what it means to be a United player.
“We are only focused on that and I think more than me being worried about that, I think Marcus his position, knows what it means being a Man United player more so than I know because he’s been here his whole life.
“I think he is the one that can deal better than that than anyone else.”
Fernandes backs Marcus to ‘deal’ with situation
Bruno Fernandes claims other Manchester United players should be under as much scrutiny as Marcus Rashford.
And the midfielder believes the England striker’s long connection with the club means he can deal with any problems “better than anyone else”.
Lively Rashford notched an early opener and an assist in United’s 4-3 win at Wolves.
And Fernandes told TNT Sports: “Marcus has been the same, this is what he is capable of doing. This is what he has to do.
“This season has not been great for everyone, not only Marcus but we know some players get more scrutiny than others and obviously, everyone has a point to prove, not only Marcus because of the news that came out, or whatever he has done going into the media side.
“Everyone has to step up in games. It’s not only Marcus, it’s everyone else that is on the pitch. You have to do the job. Marcus did a great goal, we know his qualities.”
Rasmus hails ‘maturity’ of matchwinner Mainoo
Rasmus Hojlund can’t believe how “mature” Manchester United’s matchwinner Kobbie Mainoo is.
The Denmark hitman, 20, told TNT Sports after the 4-3 victory at Wolves: “I didn’t really get to see him in pre-season but everyone was saying he is an incredible talent.
“He has a nice body type and he is mature already.
“He is very calm and also outside the pitch he is a nice and relaxed guy. You can see he is composed. He is an incredible talent.
“I thought I was young but he is stepping up at the age of 18.”
Hojlund hopes thrilling win is ‘turning point’
Goal hero Rasmus Hojlund is praying Manchester United’s astonishing 4-3 win at Wolves transforsm their season.
The striker told TNT Sports: “I don’t want to jinx anything but hopefully it can be a turning point.
“It’s a big win away and maybe we can get some wins going.
“January was OK for us and now I hope we have a nice February. We take every game at a time and we go for everything we can win.
“Hopefully we can get the Champions League.”
Mason and Tyrell add to ‘strong squad’
Mason Mount and Tyrell Malacia are finally back in training for Manchester United.
Boss Erik ten Hag said: “They are on the grass. Not ready [to play] but I don’t think it takes long. The good thing is we have a strong squad and can now pick.
“That is the difference with many games in the autumn, in 2023, in the period we had only 11 or 12 players.
“That was a challenge, every time, to put 11 players on the pitch, but now we can pick a team.”