Player ratings as Wolves knock Man United out of the FA Cup 4 years ago

Player ratings as Wolves knock Man United out of the FA Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Manchester United 1.

Wolves outclassed Man United on Saturday night to book a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.


Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota got the goals at Molineux before Rashford scored a consolation in stoppage time. The home side fully deserved the win.

Here is how we rated the players:


John Ruddy - 6


The Wolves 'keeper wasn't tested with any meaningful efforts on his goal.

Willy Boly - 6.5

A threat from set-pieces and comfortable at the back.

Conor Coady - 7


Solid at the back, making his fair share of tackles, clearances and interceptions. The Wolves' captain was also neat on the ball and helped organise the backline.

Romain Saiss - 7

Along with Coady, Saiss played his part in repelling United's attacks.

Jonny Otto - 6.5


Worked hard and helped provide plenty of width for his team on the break.

Matt Doherty - 7

The Irish wing-back was a constant attacking outlet and had acres of space on the right.

Leander Dendoncker - 7

Dendoncker got through a lot of work alongside Neves and Moutinho, winning the ball and keeping it simple in possession.


Ruben Neves - 8

Neves' passing was crisp and precise. In the first half, he also tested Romero with an accurate effort and should have had an assist after playing a wonderful pass through to Jota. A very classy player.

Joao Moutinho - 8

Another classy operator, Moutinho, along with his midfield partner Neves, got the better of the midfield battle. His passes were crucial to getting Wolves up the pitch when they broke on the counter-attack.

Raul Jimenez - 8.5

The Mexican forward linked up well with his teammates and held the ball up any time it came to him. Jimenez also tested Romero with a decent headed effort and caused Lindelof and Smalling trouble with his movement. He took his goal extremely well, finishing low beyond the United goalkeeper. Man of the match.

Diogo Jota - 8

Jota missed the best chance of the first half, hitting a tame effort straight at Romero. But he made up for it with a brilliant goal late in the game, turning Shaw inside out before thumping the ball beyond Romero. A threat on the break throughout and he linked well with Jimenez.


Adama Traore & Helder Costa - N/A

Not on long enough to rate.

Man United 

Sergio Romero - 7

The Argentine looked solid, making a comfortable stop from Neves' long-distance effort in the first half before holding his ground to prevent Jota from opening the scoring. He then made another important save after the break, stopping Jimenez's headed effort. A reliable back-up to De Gea, he could do little about Wolves' goals.

Diogo Dalot - 5


Victor Lindelof - 5

Much improved under Solskjaer, but the Swedish defender had a difficult night up against Wolves' number nine.

Chris Smalling - 5

Started the game well, but like Lindelof, he struggled to cope with Jimenez.

Luke Shaw - 5

Neat in possession and was often his team's main attacking outlet down the left. But he was embarrassed for Wolves' second goal. Redeemed himself somewhat by playing a key role in United's goal at the death.

Ander Herrera - 4

Like the rest of United's engine room, he couldn't get to grips with Wolves' midfield. A sluggish display.

Nemanja Matic - 4

He looked a level below Wolves' midfield pair of Neves and Moutinho.

Paul Pogba - 4

At times, you would have been forgiven for forgetting he was on the pitch.

Jesse Lingard - 5

Some nice touches but a quiet performance.

Marcus Rashford - 5

Rashford was on the edges of the game, but when he did come into possession he often made the wrong choice. He also chose to shoot from some ridiculous angles. Another erratic performance, particularly in the first half, but he took his goal well in stoppage time.

Anthony Martial - 4.5

He was bright when he came into possession, but spent spells of the match on the fringes of the action. He also offered his full-back no defensive cover.


Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay & Juan Mata - N/A

Not on long enough to rate.