Man Utd winners and losers as Rashford’s late goal snatches win against Wolves

Manchester United beat Wolves 1-0 with after a late goal from Marcus Rashford earned United all three points in what was a largely uneventful Premier League clash.

United came into the game in good form, having gone unbeaten in the league in their last eight games and looking to capitalise after Liverpool dropped points against West Brom on Sunday.

Wolves, meanwhile, had bounced back from a disappointing 2-1 loss to Burnley with a hard-fought point against Tottenham and it was a pretty even game.

Bruno Fernandes squandered a first-half chance, while Pedro Neto, Vitinha and Romain Saiss had efforts saved by David de Gea.

United had a goal disallowed in the second-half when Eric Bailly latched onto a corner and saw his deflected header swept home by Edinson Cavani, who was comfortably offside.

Rashford then snatched a late winner after his effort on goal was deflected past Rui Patricio by Saiss.

Daily Star Sport has selected United's winners and losers from today's game.

Winners

Marcus Rashford

Rashford snatched the winner for United with a late strike that took his goal tally to 14 in all competitions this season.

It was his only effort on target all game and it took a telling deflection from Saiss but, most importantly, it earned United all three points and put them second in the table.

David de Gea

With genuine competition in the form of Dean Henderson this season, De Gea has had a much improved campaign after making some high-profile errors in recent years.

Against Wolves, he made a number of smart saves including a sharp, reflex stop to deny Saiss in the first-half.

Provided he continues in this vein, Henderson will continue to struggle for game time.

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Eric Bailly

With Victor Lindelof absent with a chronic back problem, Bailly started back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since August 2018.

It was a welcome sight for United, with Bailly struggling with injuries in recent years, and the 26-year-old put in a solid display alongside Harry Maguire.

He may have helped United keep a clean sheet but the fact that he was able to play 90 minutes twice in the space of four days makes Bailly a winner and he will be hoping the worst of his fitness struggles are behind him.

Losers

Donny van de Beek

The Dutchman has failed to get going at United so far, having been handed just two Premier League starts by Solskjaer.

His most recent start against West Ham saw him taken off at half-time and he has played a total of 29 minutes of football across the five league games since.

Van de Beek was once again left on the bench against Wolves, despite regular starters Scott McTominay and Fred being given a rest, and he was not even brought on as a substitute.

He will surely be questioning why he joined United in the first place.

Paul Pogba

He has impressed in a deeper midfield role recently but it was not Pogba's best performance against Wolves.

The France international spent a lot of time on the ball but his long-range passes were not consistently finding their target, with the killer pass missing.

He had a good long-range effort saved by Rui Patricio in the second-half.

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