Statistics & Post-Match Quotes | Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-5 Manchester United

Danny bagged his first goal since the Arsenal game 8 weeks ago -- when he scored the winner at the Emirates.

TEAM STATISTICS

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Wolves

United

Shots (on target)

7 (3) 22 (9)

Total Passes

348 555

Passing Accuracy

83% 89%

Ball Possession

41% 59%

Tackles won

11 18

Interceptions

22 15

Fouls

6 13

Corners

4 7

Offsides

1 2

MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER STATISTICS

* David de Gea (goalkeeper): 9/17 passing (53%), 0 goals conceded, 3 saves

* Jonny Evans (right-center-back | substituted off 75'): 38/41 passing, 2/3 long balls, 0 tackles, 3 interceptions, 5 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 1 foul, 1 goal

* Rio Ferdinand (left-center-back): 39/43 passing (91%), 5/7 long balls, 0 tackles, 1 interception, 6 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 0 fouls

* Rafael (right-back): 57/67 passing (85%), 1 key pass, 1/2 crosses, 3/4 long balls, 2 tackles, 4 interceptions, 5 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 1 foul, 1 assist

* Patrice Evra (left-back | substituted off 63'): 27/30 passing (90%), 0 key passes, 0/1 crosses, 2/3 long balls, 0 tackles, 0 interceptions, 0 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 0 fouls

* Michael Carrick (central midfield | substituted off 57'): 48/55 passing (87%), 2 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 5/7 long balls, 0/0 though balls, 0 successful dribbles, 2 tackles, 1 interception, 3 shots (0 on target), 1 assist

* Paul Scholes (central midfield): 96/98 passing (98%), 1 key pass, 0/0 crosses, 5/7 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 4 tackles, 1 interception, 0 shots

* Antonio Valencia (right-winger): 51/61 passing (84%), 7 key passes, 2/10 crosses, 2/3 long balls, 0/1 though balls, 1 successful dribble, 0 fouls won, 3 tackles, 1 interception, 3 shots (1 on target), 1 goal, 2 assists

* Danny Welbeck (left-midfielder): 41/45 passing (91%), 5 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 1/1 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 2 successful dribbles, 2 fouls won, 5 tackles, 2 interceptions, 5 shots (3 on target), 1 goal

* Wayne Rooney (striker): 64/76 passing (84%), 4 key passes, 1/3 crosses, 12/15 long balls, 0/2 through balls, 1 successful dribble, 2 fouls won, 3 shots (1 on target), 1 assist

* Javier Hernandez (striker): 15/18 passing (83%), 0 key passes, 0/1 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 0 fouls won, 3 shots (3 on target), 2 goals

* Paul Pogba (central midfield | substituted on 57'): 41/44 passing (93%), 0 key passes, 0/1 crosses, 4/4 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 2 tackles, 1 interception, 1 shot (0 on target)

* Fabio (left-back | substituted on 63'): 15/17 passing (88%), 0 key passes, 0/1 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0 tackles, 1 interception, 1 clearance, 0 shots blocked, 1 foul

* Chris Smalling (center-back | substituted on 75'): 12/12 passing (100%), 0/0 long balls, 0 tackles, 0 interceptions, 2 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 0 fouls

POST-MATCH QUOTES

Sir Alex Ferguson | MUFC manager (courtesy of MUTV)

(Overall thoughts...) "What is significant today is we've reduced the goal difference by five goals and that may make a different at the end of the season. It was an okay performance from us. I didn't think it was anything special although there was a great intensity about the players. They were all really concentrating on their jobs because they knew it was an important game. Wolves always make it difficult for you here, but we took our goals well. The finish for the second one was fantastic from Valencia. Antonio is back in the team and his form was fantastic today. He made one for Danny Welbeck [right on half-time] which killed the match really. The first 20 minutes were very even and competitive and getting the opening goal was a bonus for us. After that it was very difficult for Wolves with ten men and being 3-0 down. They were honest and committed in the second half and they kept plugging away, but the 3-0 advantage we had was too much for them."

(On the title race...) "I think it [the title race] will go down the wire. There are still nine games to go and it's just a matter of chalking them off one-by-one until you end up with no games left. Hopefully by that point we achieve what we want to achieve."

Wayne Rooney | MUFC striker (courtesy of Sky Sports)

(On United's goalscoring and the importance of goal differential in the title race...) " The most important goal away from home is the first one to quiet the home fans down and then they had a man sent off and we took advantage of that, got a goal quickly after that and from there the game was dead really. We knew we had an opportunity to score goals today. We spoke about it at half-time and wanted to push on and score more. We managed to get an extra two in the second half, so we're pleased with the result."

(Overall thoughts...) "This is a great result for us. Thursday [defeat by Athletic Bilbao in Europa League] was a disappointing night for us all and we knew it was important we bounced back and bounced back well. Coming here over the last few years has been a difficult game for us so to leave with three points makes it a great day. I've said before today we're playing really well and getting the results we need. I'm sure if we keep doing that it'll be a good season for us."

Jonny Evans | MUFC defender (courtesy of MUTV)

(On his goal after going 118 matches without scoring...) "Yeah, that [stat] doesn't sound too good! I'm just delighted with the goal. Michael Carrick put it on a plate for me really. There's no point me having a celebration [planned]. I just ran off and a few of the lads were laughing at the expression on my face. It was pure relief and a bit of shock really. I've kept the shirt today and that will do for me."

(On Valencia's performance...) "He's been superb all season. He's been unbelievable actually. He's got everything his locker. Him coming back was probably a bit of a gamble in terms of the fact he's been out for a month or two but he's such a hard worker, I'm sure he's kept himself in really good shape."

Danny Welbeck | MUFC attacker (courtesy of MUTV)

(On his goal...) "Before the game, I actually thought I do need a goal. Thankfully, it came today. But you can't let these things play on your mind, you just play your normal game and, as long as the team keeps winning, that's the main thing."

(On Ronald Zubar's rash challenge on Welbeck getting the Wolves defender sent off...) "I don't think he should commit himself on the line as I wasn't really going anywhere and he dived in. It was a bit of a rash tackle. It's up to the referee to make the decision and he gave him another yellow card."

(On why United's away form has been so terrific this season...) "I couldn't really say. I don't really know. We come away and have performed well, passed the ball around and really attacked teams. We're Manchester United and we come to away grounds and want to win every single game."

(On the five goals and on Evans' goal...) "We looked to come here and get the three points and it's good to get five goals and regain some of the goal difference [on Manchester City]. It's a big stage of the season for us and I'm pretty delighted with that. We'd been giving Jonny a bit of stick before that but we knew it was going to come one day or another. It came today at Molineux and we're all happy for him."

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