Wolverhampton Wanderers player ratings vs Manchester United: A perfect team performance from Wolves
The two week break looks to have revitalised this Wolves side
Joao Moutinho’s 82nd minute strike was enough to give Wolverhampton Wanderers a superb three points away at Manchester United.
Bruno Lage’s men were dominant from minute one and turned Old Trafford into their very own Theatre of Dreams on Monday evening.
Jose Sa - 8
Didn’t have too much to do in truth as the boys in front of him kept his day relatively quiet. Worth an 8 for the save in the final second from Bruno Fernandes’ free-kick alone.
Max Kilman - 8
Solid as a rock. Do you expect anything else at this point?
Conor Coady - 7
Had a couple of edgy moments in an otherwise good performance. The Liverpool lad in him will love that one.
Romain Saiss - 8.5
Nearly scored from a free-kick and went on a mazy run at one point in the second-half. The man does everything.
Nelson Semedo - 8
Thought he had a very good game defensively against tricky forward players. Was great going forward, too.
Marcal - 7
Struggled in the early stages but grew into the match and had a decent performance in the end.
Ruben Neves - 8
Bossed the central areas along with his midfield partner. Nearly scored the goal of the season early in the first-half but his dipping volley was superbly tipped over by David De Gea.
Joao Moutinho - 9*
Match winner. Man of the match. 35-years-old? There’s got to be a mistake in there somewhere. His best performance of the season.
Francisco Trincao - 7
Worked very hard and did a great job defensively for the team. Needed more from him going forward, though.
Raul Jimenez - 7
Held the ball up well and had an all round decent performance but did spurn a couple of chances. Desperately needs a goal for a confidence boost.
Daniel Podence - 8
Had Aaron Wan-Bissaka on toast all game and if anything needed to see more of the ball in the first-half especially.
Adama Traore - 7.5
A couple of loose touches when he first came on but he made a difference in the grand scheme of things. The United players looked scared to tackle him, especially Luke Shaw who was on a booking.
Fabio Silva - N/A
Only had a brief 10 minute cameo but he did a lot in that spell. Looked lively and I believe he’d have caused United quite a few problems had he got a little more time.
Leander Dendoncker - N/A
Introduced in stoppage time to help see the game out.
Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-4-3): Sa; Kilman, Saiss, Coady; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal; Trincao (65’ Traore), Jimenez (81’ Silva), Podence (87’ Dendoncker)
Unused subs: Ruddy (GK), Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Jordao, Cundle, Bueno
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