Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Wolves beat Manchester United to reach FA Cup semis

Wolves beat Manchester United to reach FA Cup semis

United had their chances but Wolves took charge through Jimenez's effort on the turn - and then Jota sealed it with a magical run and shot from halfway as Molineux went ballistic, with Wolves through to their first semi-final since 1998, despite Marcus Rashford's last-gasp consolation to make it 2-1.

"We were very disappointed in the result, but we can't look at the performance and say we were s***, because we weren't, to be honest, and blunt, we weren't. So we played into their hands really". "Our possession wasn't bright enough and quick enough, so it's disappointing".

Towards the end of an even first half Wolves caught United out with a threaded pass from Ruben Neves into Jota, who found himself clean through as he entered the box but Argentine keeper Romero made himself big and produced an impressive save.

"I didn't think we had enough quality in the last third, enough combination play".

United's players felt they should have had a penalty following a handball from Jonny Castro Otto inside the Wolves box with just under 10 minutes remaining of the first half, but referee Martin Atkinson waved away their protests.

"It was a big step backwards, I have to say".

Solskjaer went on to admit he had ripped into his players in the dressing room as he insisted his players had to bounce back after the upcoming global break. We're in a great position in the league, we've got the Champions League.

Manchester United have been on a rich vein of form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho as interim manager in December.

United barely threatened Wolves keeper John Ruddy and, slowly but surely, their performance crumbled to nearly shambolic levels in the second half as Wolves were all over them and ran them ragged.

United and Solskjaer have a month to wait before restarting their Champions League campaign when Lionel Messi and Barcelona visit Old Trafford on April 10.

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