Solskjaer tips McTominay to enjoy long United career

"We will use one or two days to analyse and recover and then we will prepare for Barcelona, which will be a fantastic challenge for the club", said Solskjaer, who scored a famous injury-time victor in United's 1999 Champions League triumph.

'I was sitting with the boys in the changing room thinking: "How have we not won that game?" "It makes me proud to do it against such a good team", said Nuno.

United's midfield has looked exhausted of late so it's good to see that when the majority of them were rested, the players brought in performed admirably. Or could have. We created our own downfall really. Ashley Young was shown a red card in the second half after picking up two bookings inside five minutes before Chris Smalling scored an own goal 13 minutes from time.

Having criticised his team after the 2-1 win over Watford at the weekend, Solskjaer was forgiving about yesterday's setback, United's second 2-1 defeat at Wolves after last month's FA Cup sixth-round loss, saying United created enough chances to win.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side blew a chance to move into third place in the English Premier League as they squandered the lead in a disappointing display at Molineux.

"So that's potentially two big midfield replacements would be required if you were to lose both of them, which would be disastrous I think given the state of Manchester United's squad as it stands".

United went down to 10 men in the 57th minute when right back Young was sent off for a second yellow card after a reckless hack on Jota.

Wolves grew into the game and were on level terms by the 25th minute when a bad giveaway from Fred allowed the hosts to score, Diogo Jota beating David De Gea from an incisive Raul Jimenez through ball.

He said: "No, there's no such thing". It's a hard one to take, but one we'll reflect on and come back better (for) in the future'. Today was another very fine performance by Scotty. "I was very, very pleased with him", he said. To do it twice makes the effort worthwhile.

And following a below-par performance against Wolves on Tuesday, ex-Old Trafford player Ince questioned the £90m former Juventus man's desire to stay at the club.

  • Rosalie Stanley