While delighted to hit the decisive blow in the victory over Manchester United, Joao Moutinho paid tribute to the whole team for their heroic performance at Old Trafford.
Moutinho and Ruben Neves controlled things from the middle, but the whole team frustrated United and put in one of their most complete performances under Bruno Lage. Chances were created in abundance, but it was one moment of magic from Moutinho, who fired in from the edge of the box, which earned Wolves a first win at Old Trafford since 1980, and left the match winner ecstatic.
On a big win
“For me, I wanted to help the team of course with a goal, winning here at Old Trafford, against a big team, very good players, a good coach, it’s amazing for us. We came here to play our game, play football, play with the ball, that’s what we did in the first-half.
“I think we created a lot of opportunities, a lot of shots, but we didn’t score. After they changed a little bit, the game was more end to end.”
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On his special moment
“Phil Jones cleared the ball and tried to see where the ball would go, and when I did the first touch, I said I need to shoot, and I scored. That’s what I need to do, I need to shoot more. The way to make a beautiful goal, it’s to go to the net, and that’s what happened today, and I helped the team win.
“I have a baby for three months, my two daughters and wife, it’s for them, I waited a little bit more, three months, so I did the celebration for them because I play football because I love it, but for them too.”
On Wolves’ dominant midfield
“That’s what we try to do in all the games. Sometimes we can’t, but today I think we did a great job, not only me and Neves, all the team, we deserved this victory, this win, and I hope we can continue with these performances.”
On United’s formation change
“They changed to three centre backs, they played like us the second-half. They had a little bit more of the ball, but I think we controlled everything, we let them create only one opportunity on the bar. That’s it, I think we deserved it for what we did.”