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Ralf Rangnick says 'Wolves were the best team we've played'

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has admitted Wolves were the best side he and his players have faced since his arrival.

Wolves put in a massive performance last night that culminated in a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

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The club have started off 2022 in the best possible way, picking up three points and securing yet another clean sheet.

It was Wolves’ first win at Old Trafford in over 40 years, and it was hugely deserved.

The team were brilliant, and played the kind of football we saw in the opening weeks of the season.

Wolves created a plethora of chances. And it was Joao Moutinho who was decisive with around 10 minutes to go, converting from the edge of the box.

It really was one of Wolves’ best performances of the campaign so far.

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And Rangnick was as impressed with Wolves as he was disappointed in his own team.

He said: “We didn’t play well at all individually or collectively.

“They’re playing with four or five central midfielders and we had problems to control that part of the pitch. We decided to change our formation and we had more control – they didn’t have as many chances – but we missed our chances and we have to admit they deserved to win.

“Wolves were the best team we’ve played. We have more problems today than in other games.

Wolves were fantastic and need to draw on this performance against Ralf Rangnick’s side

It was probably Wolves’ best performance of the season so far.

It is little surprise to see even Rangnick praising Wolves. As bad as his side were, credit absolutely must go to those players in old gold.

Such a performance and result will hopefully now set the tone for Wolves going forwards this year.

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They should have real belief now.

To completely outplay a Big Six opponent on their own turf like that is hugely encouraging, and is potentially a sign that things are starting to click.