All the talk at Manchester United this weekend has been around the Hollywood return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.

But with their iconic No.7 not due in Manchester until next week Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were forced to slug out an ugly 1-0 win at Wolves.

Wolves, who know a thing or two about Portuguese superstars, dominant the first 45 minutes at Molineux as Adama Traore looked to single handily bulldoze the Manchester United backline.

The Spaniard was a constant threat to debutant Raphael Varane as home pair Raul Jimenez and Trincao wasted golden opportunities to edge Wolves in front.

And with United seemingly refusing to heed the warnings again after the break, keeper David de Gea produced a world class stop, as he superbly kept out Roman Saiss.

But with Wolves unable to break down the United door, Solskjaer’s side did slowly begin to rouse themselves late on, as Mason Greenwood pounced on their first chance of the game with 10 minutes to go.

Paul Pogba’s thunderous challenge in midfield broke kindly for Varane on half way and his ball in behind was gathered in by Greenwood as United’s teenage star raced on to power home the winner.

Full Time from Molineux it’s Wolves 0 Manchester United 1

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