Juan Mata’s excellent second-half goal sent Manchester United into the fa Cup fourth round as they beat Wolves.
The Spanish midfielder chipped over Wolves keeper John Ruddy to settle the third-round replay when being put through on goal by Anthony Martial.
Wolves had an early Pedro Neto strike ruled out by the video assistant referee for a handball within the build-up.
But it had been a merited win for the hosts, who had higher chances in a tight game at Old Trafford.
Manchester United will next travel either Watford or Tranmere – whose third-round replay at Prenton Park on Tuesday was delayed thanks to significant rain.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failed to manage a shot on target in the scoreless first game between the 2 sides at Molineux on four January, however, were much more threatening during this match.
An excellent save by Ruddy prevented Mata from opening the scoring within the first half, whereas Daniel James was conjointly denied by the Wolves keeper.
After a high-tempo begin, the sport settled down – however, Mata, 31, created the one moment of quality to seal ending, rolling back the years with an inspired finish.
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