Bully: Wolves' special win over Man United was incomparable

By Steve Bull | Wolves | Published:

Saturday night was one of the best nights I've had at Molineux for many, many years.


I'm struggling to compare it to any Wolves game at the stadium during my lifetime.

We had the play-off final in Cardiff in 2003 but this was right up there, it really was.

The noise was absolutely scary.

I was in pubs before the match handing out free drinks on behalf of Wolves – a fantastic gesture from the club, by the way – and they were all singing then. I knew it was going to be a special atmosphere and it certainly was.

It reminded me of that Crystal Palace play-off game back in 1997 which was probably the noisiest I ever heard Molineux as a player.

As for the game, well it was a tactical masterclass by Nuno Espirito Santo.

We stifled them in the early stages, let them play and they didn't know what to do.

We gradually grew in confidence and in the second half we took the game to them, got the goals and win it fairly comfortably, despite the scoreline.


Manchester United didn't have an answer. We were expecting an onslaught from them but it never came.

Tactically it was similar to Chelsea, but United didn't have a genius like Eden Hazard to find a way through.

Marcus Rashford was good and obviously got his goal very late on, but otherwise John Ruddy's barely had anything to do which speaks volumes.

Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota did the business yet again – they're in unbelievable form.


Defenders must be thinking 'oh sugar I don't fancy playing them'. They connect with each other so well – it's like they're on a piece of string, they both know exactly where each other is.

I was saying in the pub beforehand we'd get Watford in the semi – the fans must be thinking I know what's going on!

Watford are a good, organised team who are having a good season.

But it's a winnable game. The way Wolves are playing they don't fear anybody at al – they're full of belief and think they can win every game. I cannot wait.

Steve Bull

By Steve Bull

Wolves legend and the club's record goal scorer


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