The match witnessed the first participation of French defender Raphael Varane, and the appearance of the English winger Jadon Sancho in the starting lineup for the first time.
The match started fast and strong from both sides, as a quick counter-attack for Wolverhampton came in the third minute through Adama Traore, who launched the ball from the middle of the field and then passed it to Raul Jimenez inside the penalty area, and the latter shot it, but it was firmly blocked by Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea.
In the sixth minute, Francesco Trincao kicked the ball in a quick rebound and was alone in De Geas goal and shot it to his left, but it was saved by Aaron Wan-Bissaka before entering the goal.
Wolverhampton’s control of the match continued, as Traore sprinted in the 12th minute with the ball quickly outside the penalty area and then passed the ball to Jimenez, who shot it directly, but it bounced off the body of one of the defenders.
In the 37th minute, Wolves player Fernando Marcel sent a cross pass from the left into the penalty area, but De Gea grabbed it easily.
The first dangerous appearance by Manchester United was in the 38th minute through Bruno Fernandes, where the referee canceled the goal he had scored for offside, after which the first half ended with a goalless draw between the two teams.
In the second half, things were relatively different, as Daniel James came out and replaced him with Edinson Cavani in the 53rd minute in an attempt to revive the team’s attacking line.
De Gea had the lion’s share in the second half because of his wonderful save in the 69th minute, where the ball was sent into the penalty area, Roman Sais turned it with a strong header into the goal and De Gea saved it, to be followed by Sais with a second shot, but De Gea saved it with a wonderful reaction before the defense dispersed it.
In the 72nd minute, Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made his second substitution, with Sancho leaving and Frenchman Anthony Martial entering.
Finally, in the 81st minute, Mason Greenwood came with a winning goal for the Red Devils, as he received the ball to the right of the penalty area and penetrated into the area, then hit a powerful ball that passed under the hand of goalkeeper Jose Sa and into the net.
With that result, United rose to 7 points in third place, with a goal difference from second-placed West Ham United, and two points from leaders Tottenham Hotspur, while Wolverhampton came in 18th place with its third loss this season.
It is noteworthy that Manchester United will play Newcastle United on the eleventh of next September after returning from the international break, while Wolverhampton will play against Watford, in the fourth round of the English Premier League.