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Wolves have surely got to fancy finishing above Manchester United

Last night saw Wolves’ Premier League rivals Manchester United get ripped apart by Liverpool at Anfield.

The Red Devils were looking to try and close the gap to Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place.

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Ralf Rangnick’s side were three points behind ahead of kick-off, and needed a win to keep pace.

But they remain three points behind, with Liverpool putting them to the sword with a 4-0 win on Merseyside.

The Reds’ front three were too hot to handle for United, with Sadio Mane running the show for the hosts.

While Liverpool’s quality obviously shone through in the game, it was remarkable to observe United’s lack of fight and struggle to achieve the basics.

It was just a sorry display, and the performance of a broken team that seemingly does not have a cohesive dressing room.

Any Wolves player watching will surely have taken heart from how poor they were.

Wolves now have a game in hand on United.

Bruno Lage’s side are five points behind, and have a real chance to close the gap.

United are next in action against Arsenal on Saturday, which will be a tough game for them with the Gunners pushing for a top four finish.

Wolves then face Burnley, who have just taken a huge risk by sacking Sean Dyche, on Sunday.

Wolves should take heart from poor Manchester United performance

Of course, it’s important that the Wolves players focus on their own work.

But there is a good chance a number of the dressing room will have caught last night’s game, given how big a fixture it is in English football.

There has been a feeling that Wolves are on course to finish eighth this season.

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But hopefully United’s shambolic performance against Liverpool will raise the motivation levels at Molineux. Wolves can still do better than eighth.

West Ham United have also been slipping up in recent weeks, drawing with Burnley and losing to Brentford and Tottenham Hotspur.

There is still a brilliant chance Wolves can secure European football for next season.