Wolves 2 Manchester Utd 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Manchester United 1, Molineux Stadium, English FA Cup Quarter-Final, March 16, 2019. After dispatching of Chelsea in the previous round of the tournament, Manchester United succumbed to a surprise 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolves. United´s consolation goal was scored by Marcus Rashford five minutes into stoppage time.
Manchester United Head Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to make do without the physical presence of Matteo Darmian, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, and Antonio Valencia who were all sidelined with different injury problems, whereas Ashley Young was out with suspension. Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers had last encountered each other on the 22nd of September 2018 when the two teams played out an entertaining and closely contested 1-1 Premier League draw at Old Trafford. Following a goalless first-half at Molineux, Raul Jimenez gave Nuno Espirito Santo’s men the upper hand in the 70th minute of the the FA Cup fixture before striking partner Diogo Jota registered a second goal for the home outfit just six minutes later. Manchester United finally managed to put the ball in the Wolverhampton goal when Marcus Rashford powered an unstoppable low shot from inside the penalty area which flew past Wanderers shot stopper John Ruddy and into the bottom right corner of the net in the 95th minute of the clash, but it was too late for the visiting side to find an equaliser. Wolverhampton Wanderers Team: John Ruddy, Willy Boly, Matt Doherty, Jonny, Conor Coady, Leander Dendoncker, Romain Saiss, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez. Substitutes: Will Norris, Ryan Bennett, Ruben Vinagre, Morgan Gibbs-White, Helder Costa, Adama Traore, Ivan Cavaleiro. Manchester United Team: Sergio Romero, Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford. Substitutes: David de Gea, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Juan Mata, Scott McTominay.
Marcus Rashford Quickfacts
Marcus Rashford hit 13 goals in 47 outings for Manchester United in the 2018-19 season.