Last-gasp Mainoo goal sees Utd beat Wolves 4-3

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford scored the opening goal and Kobbie Mainoo netted a superb late winner as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-3 in a thrilling Premier League game at Molineux on Thursday.

Left out of United’s 4-2 Cup win over Newport County by manager Erik ten Hag, Rashford marked his return by rattling home the opening goal after five minutes against Wolves and and he helped Luke Shaw tee up Rasmus Hojlund for the second in the 22nd minute.

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Substitute Pablo Sarabia pulled one back from the penalty spot in the 71st minute but Scott McTominay struck shortly after coming off the bench to restore the visitors’ two-goal cushion in the 75th minute.

In a thrilling climax, Max Kilman scored for Wolves in the 85th minute and Pedro Neto levelled in stoppage time, but Mainoo struck in the 97th minute to snatch a win that moved United up to seventh in the table on 35 points. Wolves are 11th on 29.

The 18-year-old United midfielder described the moment as a “dream come true” on the TNT Sports broadcast after the game.

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