Manchester United suffered a major blow to their top four hopes as Wolves came from behind to beat them 2-1 at Molineux on Tuesday night.

Manchester United had started the match the stronger of the two sides and should have led early on, as Romelu Lukaku failed to convert from Diogo Dalot’s peach of a cross. Manchester United though, did go on to break the deadlock, with Scott McTominay scoring a beautiful long ranger.

Thereafter, United had another chance to find the back of the net, only to see Jesse Lingard miss an easy effort. Wolves went on to punish the visitors for their profligacy as well as individual errors at the back, pouncing on the opportunity that presented itself when Fred’s poor first touch gave them an opening. Raul Jimenez passed the ball onto Diogo Jota, who made no error in beating David de Gea.

Manchester United saw their troubles increased just before the hour mark, as Ashley Young was sent off for a second bookable offence, but could have led when Rui Patricio bravely saved McTominay’s close range shot.

It was Wolves, though, who had the last laugh as Chris Smalling turned the ball into the back of the net at the end of a melee. With Manchester United spurning the chance to rise to the third spot in the table, fans were in a sombre mood, with mixed responses towards Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his tactics on the night.

Meanwhile, the likes of Ashley Young, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were at the receiving end of fans’ ire following a dreadful performance on the night.

But, it was not all doom and gloom as Scott McTominay scored his first goal for Manchester United and also produced a solid performance.

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