Erik ten Hag hails Man Utd duo after seven-goal thriller at Wolves | Football

Kobbie Mainoo rewrote the headlines with a 97th-minute winner (Picture: Getty)

Erik ten Hag hailed two Manchester United players after his side won a seven-goal thriller at Wolves on Thursday thanks to a 97th-minute goal.

Marcus Rashford put the Red Devils ahead after just five minutes at Molineux, who was selected after being fined £650,000 for partying in Northern Ireland.

Rasmus Hojlund doubled the lead as he moved past Cristiano Ronaldo to become the youngest United player to provide a goal and assist in back-to-back Premier League games.

Wolves pulled one back via Pablo Sarabia’s penalty but substitute Scott McTominay restored the two-goal cushion having only been on the pitch for one minute and 23 seconds, registering his sixth Premier League goal of the season.

Max Kilman netted in the 85th minute to claw it back to 3-2 and Wolves were in dreamland as Pedro Neto scored deep into added time to level up the match.

But the drama did not stop there with United wonderkid Kobbie Mainoo rewriting the headlines with a 97th-minute winner.

‘The way we conceded goals shouldn’t happen but then we showed resilience,’ United boss Ten Hag told TNT Sports after the match.

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Kobbie Mainoo made sure Man Utd left Molineux with three points (Picture: Getty)

‘Especially Kobbie Mainoo. It was a great goal. He is making incredible progress. He has great abilities is the modern midfield player. He can defend and attack but also he has the physicality to do both ways. He is also composed.’

The Dutchman also hailed Rashford for his ‘great goal’ and insisted that he is returning to top form.

‘A great goal,’ Ten Hag added. ‘He has three goals and and an assist in four games. The form is coming.’


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