The game saw United initially take a 2-0 lead, only to be pegged back by Wolves, who fought their way back into contention with late goals.
Marcus Rashford, making a goalscoring return after being fined for a night out that led to him missing training, opened the scoring with a fine finish from outside the box.Rasmus Hojlund extended United’s lead with his third goal in four Premier League games before halftime.
Scott McTominay increased United’s advantage after Pablo Sarabia’s penalty narrowed the gap for Wolves. However, a late surge from the home side saw Max Kilman and Pedro Neto score late goals, seemingly securing a point.
The 18-year-old rising star, Kobbie Mainoo, then provided the final twist with a brilliant solo run and shot, securing United’s first away league win since November.
Manager Erik ten Hag praised Mainoo’s progress, describing him as a modern midfield player with the ability to both attack and defend.
Rashford, who was fined £650,000 for his off-field activities, made an instant impact on his return, showcasing his goal-scoring prowess. Ten Hag, addressing the recent incident, stated before the match that it was a closed matter after being dealt with internally.
Wolves, known for their home victories against top teams this season, showed resilience in the second half, with Sarabia converting a penalty after a foul on Pedro Neto. McTominay, coming on as a substitute, immediately responded by heading in a Bruno Fernandes corner.
Wolves’ Kilman and Neto’s late strikes seemed to complete a remarkable comeback, but Mainoo’s magical moment secured the three points for United.
The victory positions Manchester United for a potential move into the top six, as they host West Ham in their next fixture.
Meanwhile, West Ham salvaged a point at home against Bournemouth in a 1-1 draw, leaving them one point clear of United in the league standings.
(With inputs from AFP)