The Wolves goalkeeper will be disappointed that he was beaten at his near post for Nani's opener. It was a testament to the defenders in front of him that he was hardly tested after that point.
Crazy first half for the Cameroonian. He was at fault for the first goal as he he was first caught out of position and then let Nani cut inside - but made up for it with superb header to level and was in the thick of the action for Wolves' second.
Used his strength and power to produce a solid performance against the subtlety and vision of Giggs.
Redefined touch-tight marking as he mauled Vidic when marking the Serb at corners. Unconvincing distribution but won everything in the air and played with absolute commitment.
Commanding performance at the heart of the Wolves defence as he stood like a brick wall and refused to let United through. Excellent anticipation and well-judged challenges as he forced Rooney, Berbatov and then Hernandez away from goal and in search of the ball.
The winger's pace and vibrancy were a real threat for the hosts and his trickery was matched by his final ball. Lovely cross to Elokobi for Wolves' first goal.
Busy and energetic performance in central midfield from the former Liverpool man. Seemed to tire after the break and was replaced by Ward in the 64th minute.
The Wolves captain's role cannot be underestimated as he broke up United attacks before they got in dangerous positions. Much maligned for over-zealous tackling but hardly put a foot wrong.
Given freedom to be creative in an attacking role behind Doyle. Went close with an effort from a tight angle and the Tottenham loanee combined well with his new team-mates. Replaced just before the hour mark after running the risk of getting sent-off following a booking.
The Serbian was a real threat for the hosts, especially when he was able to deliver the ball into the box. Vicious whipped free-kick led to the hosts' second goal. Replaced by Ebanks-Blake two minutes from time.
Deserved his goal - if indeed he did get the final touch - for a tireless performance. Ran Evans ragged at times with his strength and non-stop running.
E. van der Sar
The Dutchman had no chance with either of the Wolves goals but was comfortable overall and his handling was solid.
The Serb was not as busy as he might have expected as Doyle targeted his defensive partner. Too late to challenge for Elokobi's goal and will accept collective responsibility for the winner.
Struggled badly against Doyle's strength and tenacity, lost too many headers and was rolled too easily. Came off injured in the 65th minute but Ferguson must have been thinking about replacing him anyway. United badly missed Rio Ferdinand.
The French full-back kept going until the last minute and offered an outlet as United pushed for a late goal. Solid in defence but lacked composure in the final third.
Far too static and passive in the first half as Wolves were able to swarm all over the midfield. Felt Ferguson's wrath as he was replaced at the break.
The Portuguese flyer got United off to a wonderful start as he cut inside and smashed the opening goal of the game at the near post. Always looked the visitors' most dangerous player with his speed and skill, going close with a header and a free-kick from 25 yards.
Tried to inject some energy into a lethargic United midfield. Constant running, tenacious tackling and clever passing.
The veteran winger produced some sublime touches and was full of invention as he tried to combine with Rooney and spark the league leaders into life.
The Bulgarian oozed class when he was on the ball - but he simply did not get involved enough. One neat combination with Rooney in the first half and a misdirected header were not enough and he was replaced by Hernandez in the 65th minute.
Very frustrating match for the striker after an encouraging start as he combined well with Berbatov. Never got the clear sight on goal he wanted and by the end his irritation was clear to see.
- 1 M. Hahnemann
Replaced Hammill in the 64th minute and played a vital role as Nani was denied space to cause damage.
Replaced O'Hara in the 59th minute and showed excellent defensive discipline and positional awareness as Wolves defended for their lives.
- 6 J. Craddock
- 4 D. Edwards
Came on for final minutes to hold the ball.
- 10 S. Fletcher
- 29 T. Kuszczak
- 22 J. O'Shea
Replaced Evans in the 65th minute and seemed far more eager to engage in a physical battle with Doyle.
- 8 Anderson
Came on at the break as a replacement for Carrick. Sprayed some trademark passes but Wolves defended deep and in numbers so his impact was limited.
The Mexican played the final 25 minutes after replacing Berbatov. He looked sharp but Wolves defended with such spirit and determination that he didn't get the opportunity he was waiting for to hit the back of the net.
- 7 M. Owen