A new year but same old United, as they struggled against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford, with Rangnick tasting his first defeat courtesy of a goal from Moutinho for the visitors, and a deserving one too. Lack of team cohesion, they looked like a bunch of mercenaries playing only for the money and not for the passion and pride of the club.
Rangnick seems to have adapted himself to the United squad instead of bringing in his so-called gegenpressing which made all the fans raved when he signed as interim manager. Wolves were the brightest of the two sides in the first half, as De Gea made several saves to keep the score level. United at the other end looked like they wanted to walk the ball in the net whenever they did go attack and inevitably fell on a well organised Wolves backline.
The second half saw United up the game a gear but still were not creating much infront. One special moment could have seen them take the lead, only for substitute Fernandes to hit the crossbar with his effort. Despite Rangnick sending in more attacking reinforcement, United were clearly struggling, and to make things worse, they conceded on the 82nd minute as Moutinho found the net leaving De Gea rooted on his line. United tried to muster a supposed comeback but failed inevitably as they were just too mediocre.