United held by Wolves to slip eight points behind leaders

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 22, 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota in action with Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 22, 2018 Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Willy Boly and Conor Coady Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 22, 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Joao Moutinho and team mates defend a free kick taken by Manchester United's Paul Pogba REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 22, 2018 Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Conor Coady speak with referee Kevin Friend Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 22, 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matt Doherty and Willy Boly down injured while Manchester United's Anthony Martial and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Conor Coady look on Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 22, 2018 Manchester United's Luke Shaw in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Adama Traore REUTERS/Andrew Yates

(Reuters) – Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at home to promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on Saturday, leaving them eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Jose Mourinho’s side, who had won their last two league games, took the lead in the 18th minute through Brazilian midfielder Fred, who drove home after a sublime short pass from Paul Pogba.

Wolves had looked nothing like a promoted team, playing confident and composed football and they got their reward with a finely worked goal.

Helder Costa got past Luke Shaw and slipped the ball back to Raul Jimenez who perfectly teed-up Joao Moutinho and the Portuguese midfielder fired into the top corner.

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