English striker Marcus Rashford, first left on the bench for disciplinary reasons, gave Manchester United the victory on the ground of Wolverhampton (1-0), Saturday, during the 18th day of the English championship. victory allows the Mancuniens to pass Tottenham in fourth position, with two points in advance.
Without explaining the reasons for his sanction, Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag had indicated on BT Sport, a few minutes before kick-off, that Rashford had not respected the internal rules of the club.
The English striker, who had to leave his position as left winger to Alejandro Garnacho, came on at half-time and made the difference himself by infiltrating the box and beating José Sa (76th , 0-1).
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Curiously, his goal was almost identical to that scored by the young Argentinian when he gave victory to his team before the World Cup against Fulham (2-1, November 13).
Garnacho was less successful at Molineux Stadium, missing Manchester United's first big chance, alone ahead of José Sa (17th), during a first half where the Mancunians struggled against a side in relegation position.
Apart from a strike from veteran Diego Costa (25th), replaced at the break, and a free kick from Neves (58th), Wolves, who are slowly finding new bearings with Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui, who arrived at beginning of November, however, have too rarely threatened De Gea.
They had to wait until the last moments to really put the Mancunian goalkeeper to work, with in particular a point-blank header from Raul Gimenez (90 + 4).
The 18th day continues on Saturday with the displacement of the leader Arsenal in Brighton (6:30 p.m.), after the reception of Everton (4:00 p.m.) by their main rival, Manchester City, who are five points behind.