Conor Coady was part of the Wolves backline which kept Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo quiet in the 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Wolves have been so solid this season under Bruno Lage and have the second best defensive record in the Premier League.

After the game, Coady was asked about keeping the experienced strike duo quiet on a historic night for the club.


When asked what the secret of keeping the pair quiet was by former United striker Michael Owen, Coady said: “It was hard.

“Incredible footballers, incredible team. You know when you come up against them you’re going to have to work hard to get anything. You always do.

“It’s about sticking together, we said that in the changing room all week. We wanted to keep together as a team and you can see the distances between us weren’t that far away.

“You can see when [Ronaldo] tries to run off the back of you, you’re always trying to find him. You have to communicate and stick together and we did that.”

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Wolves played as unit and came up against a side which was playing as a collection of individuals.

Coady and the rest of the backline deserve immense credit for their role in the clean sheet, which was fully deserved.

The result showed that teamwork and togetherness will usually beat talent without direction and the win has breathed new life into a season which was already going pretty well for Bruno Lage and his players.

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