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Man United: Top-four Hopes Dented After Wolves Defeat

Amuda Segun

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United have a lot of work to do in the race for the top-four in the Premier League after they suffered a rare league defeat under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer and his Manchester United side suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolves had earlier knocked out the Red Devils in their FA Cup clash last month via a 2-0 win.

The Midlands club qualified for the FA Cup semifinals at the expense of Manchester United.

The Red Devils suffered a second successive defeat at the Molineux against Wolves within the space of three weeks to put their chances of qualifying for Champions League football next season in serious doubt.

Manchester United started the Wolves game on the front foot and they were rewarded in the 13th minute when Scott McTominay scored his first goal for the club.

The hosts recovered from that early setback in the 25th minute through Diogo Jota.

Wolves were then handed a big chance to take all the three points when Manchester United skipper Ashley Young was sent off in the 57th minute for two yellow cards.

The home side took the lead for the first time in the game in fortuitous circumstances when Manchester United defender put through his own net with thirteen minutes to go.

Manchester United stay in the fifth position with the defeat as they missed out on the fantastic opportunity to secure the third spot.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.