Spaniard Juan Mata brought a glint of sunshine to wintry Old Trafford as Manchester United edged a narrow victory against Wolves to reach the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.
Manchester United were the more contented side after avoiding a repeat of last season’s Emirates FA Cup, quarter-final defeat at Wolves.
Ten-man Manchester City suffered a heartbreaking defeat at Wolves where they slipped 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.
Manchester United will travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a repeat of last season’s FA Cup quarter final while Manchester City host Port Vale.
Manager Pep Guardiola described it as a “bad day” as Manchester City slipped eight points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool following a surprise home defeat to Wolves.