“With 10 men it's hard but we had to keep the ball,” says United manager.
What a fabulou season Wolverhampton are having as they beat Manchester United (2-1) for the second time in a fortnight.
Wolves came from a goal down to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side - who have now suffered their third defe in four games.
The Red Devils broke the deadlock through Scott McTominay in the 13th minute but Diogo Jota levelled for the homeside.
Referee Mike Dean reached 100 Premier League red cards as he showed Ashley Young a second booking in the 57th minute before an own goal from Chris Smalling sealed the three points for Nuno Espirito Santos‘s men.
And following the loss, the Norwegian told BBC's Match of the Day: "We played some fantastic stuff, first 20 minutes we should have been two or three up and I'm not exaggerating, but we didn't pounce on big moments in the game.
"Scott McTominay played really well tonight, he's been excellent. He gave us a goal threat, energy and legs - I'm very pleased with him.
"There were a couple of mistakes from us. We gave them that first goal, we have to be honest."
On Ashley Young's sending off: "When you're on a yellow and you go in you're always in danger of getting another one. He hit the ball but followed through and hit him. It's a yellow card.
"With 10 men it's hard but we had to keep the ball. We didn't want them to put pressure on us. They scored with their first chance after the sending off and you have to give them credit for that.
"I'm very disappointed with the result but pleased with the performance up until 75 minutes - it was an excellent performance from the boys."
The last time Man United failed to win home OR away against at newly promoted side in a single season was in 02-03 — drawing at Old Trafford & losing at Manchester City.