Manchester United rolled back the years as a strike deep into stoppage-time earned them a huge 1-0 win over Wolves at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford’s deflected effort sealed the three points for the Red Devils in a match that was desperately lacking incident beforehand.
Chances were few and far between, with Bruno Fernandes going closest for United in the first half, while Pogba’s long-range effort in the second half was well saved by Rui Patricio.
The visitors troubled David de Gea a couple of times. Romain Saiss forced him to tip the ball over the bar while Rayan Ait-Nouri gave the United No.1 something to think about late on.
Edinson Cavani put the ball in the net midway through the second half but his goal was ruled out for offside.
But Rashford’s strike in the third of five added minutes did count to put United in second and just two points behind Liverpool, who are top of the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was part of the United side under Sir Alex Ferguson that scored many decisive late goals in a period which was later christened as ‘Fergie time’.
And Rashford’s goal was reminiscent of United in their glory days as they found a way to win a match that they didn’t play particularly well in.
Fernandes should have given them the lead late in the first half as he latched onto a cross from the right but Patricio denied him from point-blank range.
At the other end, Saiss – who scored Wolves’ equaliser which earned them a point against Tottenham – produced a flick-on which De Gea had to help over the bar.
The second half was played at a similarly drab tempo but Cavani slotted the ball home only to be flagged offside immediately. For a brief moment, the Red Devils thought were getting a penalty as the ball appeared to strike Conor Coady’s arm before Cavani scored but VAR didn’t award the spot-kick.
Neither side showed tremendous ambition to win it late on but Pogba tested Patricio from range while Nuri’s low drive forced De Gea to save low down.
But just when the game was petering out in a draw, Rashford had the final say as he collected a long ball by Fernandes before cutting inside and having a punt with his left peg which flew in via Saiss’ midriff.