As we covered English Premier League news in football today, Wolves earned their first win at Old Trafford since 1980. An 82nd minute strike from Joao Moutinho helped Bruno Lage’s side win and move up to eighth place in EPL.
German coach Ralf Rangnick is leading Manchester United until the end of the 2021-22 season after joining as interim manager.
saw a disjointed display by his team with little sign of the high-energy pressing style he had initially attempted to introduce.
“We didn’t play well at all individually or collectively. In the first half, we had big problems to keep them away from our goal,” he told Sky Sports after the match. “We didn’t press at all. We tried but we were not able to get into those pressing situations. They had an overload in midfield and they played via their wing-backs.
“We’ve been only working two and a half or three weeks after needing to close the training centre. We had the results. In times we played well but today we have to admit they’re better than us.”
Meanwhile, Bruno Lage, the Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach, praised his side for their effort in their landmark victory.
“We won here. It was a good game for us. From the first minute we had that feeling. We came here to win the game. The first half was very good from our side. I think it’s clear, a big performance from our side. A fantastic game from our boys,” Lage told BBC Sport.
Wolves Earned Their First Win at Old Trafford since 1980
The injury-plagued Phil Jones made his first Premier League appearance in almost two years with Ralf Rangnick. United’s interim coach turned to the former England central defender with Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, and Eric Bailly all absent.
And the 29-year-old delivered a solid performance on his return. But that was only before his ill-judged header out towards Moutinho, which unfortunately led to the goal.
“Winning here at Old Trafford against a big team is amazing for us,” said the goal scorer, Moutinho, himself.
“We came here to play football, play with the ball, that’s what we do.”
Moutinho also said: “We created a lot of shots in the first half. We controlled everything. We only let them create one opportunity.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United defender Luke Shaw told the BBC that his side was “not good enough, we really struggled, we couldn’t get hold of the ball and when we didn’t have the ball we weren’t aggressive enough. We didn’t put them under any pressure.
“It maybe looked like an easy game for them. A disappointing performance and result. We didn’t have many options on the ball and we weren’t on the front foot.”