Manchester United climbed two places up to second in the Premier League after Marcus Rashford’s deflected stoppage-time shot gave Manchester United 1-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday.
The encounter was the fourth meeting of these sides in 2020 and the game was heading for a dull goalless draw as Wolves frustrated United for 93 minutes.
In a sign of Solskjær’s confidence in his squad there were six changes from the draw at Leicester on St Stephen’s Day – the most eye-catching being the preference of Edinson Cavani at No 9 over Anthony Martial.
For Wolves, coming off a draw with Tottenham, there were four changes by Nuno Espírito Santo including Ki-Jana Hoever, the 18-year-old defender handed a full Premier League debut.
The visitors missed several chances in the first half as they stifled United with crisp one-touch passing but the best opportunity fell to the home side when Patricio kept out a Fernandes sitter in the 34th minute.
As the temperature dipped below zero, United were looking like being frozen out by the dogged visitors and missing a great opportunity to go into second place in the Premier League table.
However, with time running out, Rashford collected a long ball forward by Bruno Fernandes, worked his way into a shooting position and then fired goalwards.
Manchester United are on 30 points from 15 games and are two points behind champions and leaders Liverpool who visit Newcastle United on Wednesday, while Wolves stayed 12th on 21 points.