Joao Moutinho Punish Sluggish Manchester United

Ralf Rangnick Suffers His First Defeat As Manchester United Manager

Manchester United suffer their first defeat since Ralf Rangnick took over at Old Trafford.

The German manager decided to start Phil Jones in defense for United. However, the defender was not the cause of United’s trouble against Wolves. Wolves disturbed United from the start if the game. Inside the first 20 minutes, Wolves had over eight shots and that showed their intention.

Manchester United v Wolves Summary

Man Utd v Wolves, 2021/22 | Premier League

Thanks to Moutinho’s second-half strike, Wolves have secured their first league win at Old Trafford since 1980. Lage’s men were the better team throughout the 90 minutes, with De Gea keeping the likes of Semedo, Podence and Neves at bay in the first half. United improved for 10 or 15 minutes in the second half, but it was not enough as Moutinho secured all three points with eight minutes of normal time remaining.


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Adama Traore caused United’s defense trouble for most of the game, and he also created Wolves winner.After Traore’s cross was cleared, the Wolves midfielder collected the ball and fired past De Gea to reward Wolves’ travelling supporters. 

United’s Shape.

Manchester United struggled to gain control of the game and even when they had momentum. The Old Trafford side were simply very poor in attack. The team`s cohesion and decision-making was very poor from Manchester United.

The 4-2-2-2 formation doesn’t really give United the balance that they crave in the team.

Rangnick will have to rethink Manchester United’s shape and has to find a way for the team to maintain a healthy balance in attack and midfield.