Mainoo scores late-winner to save Man United blushes at Wolves

 Kobbie Mainoo scored a 97th minute winner as Man United snatched a dramatic 4-3 win at Wolves on Thursday after blowing a two-goal lead.

Marcus Rashford’s goalscoring return, days after being fined for missing training after a night out, looked set to grab the headlines as Man United sped into a 2-0 lead.

Scott McTominay restored the visitors’ two-goal cushion after Pablo Sarabia’s penalty got Wolves back in the game.

But the home side looked to have claimed a point when Max Kilman and Pedro Neto struck late on.

However, 18-year-old Mainoo provided one final twist with a brilliant solo run and shot in the latest display of his potential as a rising star.

Rashford missed Man United’s 4-2 FA Cup win at Newport County on Sunday after he spent two nights out in a Belfast nightclub last week.

Erik Ten Hag insisted before kick-off that it was “case closed” after the matter was dealt with internally.

Rashford was reportedly fined £650,000 – the equivalent of two weeks’ wages.

But the England international made an instant impact on his return, giving the visitors a perfect start after five minutes with a fine finish from outside the box.

Rasmus Hojlund then bundled in his third goal in four Premier League games from Luke Shaw’s cross as Ten Hag’s men produced arguably their best 45 minutes of the season before half-time.

The Dutch coach has put his side’s poor form this season down to an injury crisis and the Red Devils were much improved with Shaw, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro all back in the side for the first time in months.

Wolves have beaten Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea at home this season and looked to have been gifted a route back into the game in the second half.

Casemiro, who was starting his first Premier League game since October, was penalised for a foul on Neto and Sarabia converted the spot-kick

McTominay then replaced Casemiro and scored with his first touch. The Scotland international headed in a Bruno Fernandes corner.

Kilman pulled another goal back for Wolves from a corner and Neto seemed to have completed the comeback in the 95th minute by firing inside Andre Onana’s near post.

Mainoo, though, produced a moment of magic to secure Man United’s first away league win since November.

Ten Hag’s men can move into the top six on Sunday when they host West Ham after the Hammers were held 1-1 at home to Bournemouth.


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