The Spaniard has a long way to go to win over his Old Trafford doubters and although he coped well with most Wolves attacks he was denied a clean sheet by poor defending from his teammates but pulled off an excellent late save to thwart Jarvis.
If he is going to be a regular right back then he ought to watch the DVD of this game because he was given a right runaround by Jarvis.
After an uncomfortable night in the Champions League in Basel, the United skipper showed signs that he can get back to his robust best, hardly put a foot wrong in attack or defense.
The all-singing, all-dancing player won't have many easier games in central midfield but his team was so dominant that he ended up coasting through.
Aside from an important late interception, if he is going to make sure that Nemanja Vidic is not too badly missed then the Northern Ireland international will have to raise his game.
He looks as determined as ever but the way he was booked late on when Kevin Doyle skinned him bodes badly for his future as does the way he took his eye off Steven Fletcher for the Wolves goal.
It took him a while to get going but once he got into his stride there was no stopping the winger who set up both of United's second half goals.
He might not be everyone's cup of tea at Old Trafford but at the moment he is the best midfielder the club has and the Geordie kept things ticking along nicely as he dominated midfield and almost scored his first of the season early on with a diving header.
The Portuguese winger put a smile back on United fan's faces with a cracking early goal to ease the pain of the club's Champions League exit in Basel and then settled the jitters with his second goal.
The England striker showed why Fabio Capello was so desperate to have him back in action as quickly as possible at Euro 2012 with two belting goals and an all-round display that saw him torment Wolves.
With a bit of luck he would have had a goal to show for his efforts and he would have deserved one because his non-stop running meant Wolves were unable to rest.
Had it not been for the Welsh international then Wolves would have been humiliated because he pulled off a string of fine saves to thwart United.
He had an afternoon that he will want to forget because the United attackers were head and shoulders above this defender.
The Theater of Dreams will have given the full back nightmares because he was given the runaround by Nani who exploited a ponderous display from his marker.
This game bypassed the defensive midfielder whose influence on the game was negligible although he never gave up.
He was restored to the heart of the Wolves defense but did not know how to cope with Rooney or Welbeck.
He kept plugging away but after a promising early start he faded badly and found himself overshadowed by Carrick and ended up being hauled off after an hour of being overrun.
The winger was the Wolves' midfield's go-to man and was the team's most menacing player, repeatedly getting the better of Chris Smalling most notably when he set up Fletcher's goal and would have scored but for a fine De Gea save.
His specialty is his tackling but the combative midfielder hardly got a chance to show off his main attribute because he hardly got near the ball.
It's a pity for Wolves that he had to go off injured midway through the first half because he looked ready to give Patrice Evra a good run for his money and help Zubar shackled Nani.
The Irishman was a peripheral figure hardly got a look-in against a United defense that looked frail so this represents a missed opportunity.
The Scot gave Wolves hope by nodding in Matt Jarvis's cross for his second for his third goal in a week and led the line intelligently and skilfully throughout.
- 34 A. Lindegaard
On replacing Evra, the 19-year-old became the the first person to play for United in the Premier League that wasn't born when it started and the way he eased his way into his debut must make him think there's nothing to this top-flight lark.
- 11 R. Giggs
- 13 Ji-Sung Park
- 28 D. Gibson
He got a massive ovation when he came on as a substitute but with the game won he hardly had a chance to make an impact.
The Italian carelessly squandered his best opening and has now not scored a Premier League goal in over a year.
- 31 D. de Vries
- 3 G. Elokobi
- 5 R. Stearman
His most notable contribution after coming on as a sub was a foul on Carrick which says it all really.
Hardly influence proceedings after entry as first-half substitute.
- 19 A. Hammill
The Manchester United old boy will not look on this return to his old stamping ground fondly after an uneventful second half cameo.