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Update Manchester United go 2nd in Premier League; Leeds enjoy 5-0 rout

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Three weeks after crashing out of the Champions League, Manchester United is looking more like potential English champions again.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side rose to second place — two points behind Premier League leader Liverpool — with a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton on Tuesday.

While ponderous at times, United pushed for a winner that came in the third minute of stoppage time when Marcus Rashford's shot deflected off Romain Saiss and wrong-footed goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

“It’s probably not the most beautiful goal but we’ll take the three points and move on," Rashford said. “Today was tough but at the end of the day we managed to get over the line.

“We’re obviously a little bit disappointed that we didn’t play as well as we could have. (But) it doesn’t matter how scrappy they are, we’ll take them."

United hasn't lifted the Premier League trophy since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, with Solskjaer winning six titles as a player under him.

“Last season we didn’t win many points towards the end of games and we have a tradition of it at this club," Solskjaer said. “Now we’ve won quite a few points towards the end of games and that’s both a mental aspect and also a physical aspect.

“We’ve got a group now that’s more robust both mentally and physically, we’ve gone through some tough training periods and played loads of games and they’re getting fitter. But mentally it gives you a mental boost knowing you can win games towards the end of games."


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