Wolves: Joao Moutinho says he 'needs to shoot more' after goal in win against Manchester United

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Joao Moutinho says he ‘needs to shoot more’ after his ‘beautiful’ goal sealed a 1-0 victory for Wolves at Old Trafford to move just three points behind Manchester United 


Joao Moutinho has admitted he needs to shoot more after his goal gave Wolves a massive victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The 35-year-old gave Wolves the lead after 82 minutes when Phil Jones headed Adama Traore’s corner into his path, with the midfielder bringing the ball under control before firing past David de Gea from outside the box.

Moutinho dedicated his goal celebration afterwards to his family – including his three-month-old baby.

Joao Moutinho's 82nd minute goal from outside the box handed Wolves victory at Old Trafford

Joao Moutinho’s 82nd minute goal from outside the box handed Wolves victory at Old Trafford

After the match, he described winning at Old Trafford as ‘amazing’.

He told Sky Sports: ‘What I want is to help the team. Winning here at Old Trafford against a big team is amazing for us.

‘We came here to play football, play with the ball, that’s what we do. We created a lot of shots in the first half. They changed a little bit to three centre-backs like us. We controlled everything. We only let them create one opportunity on the bar.

Moutinho acknowledged he needs to try and shoot more after Wolves' victory

Moutinho acknowledged he needs to try and shoot more after Wolves’ victory

‘We deserved it because of what we did over 90 minutes. I hope we can continue with this performance.’

When asked about his goal, Moutinho described his finish as ‘beautiful’ ands says he needs to try and shoot more.

He said: ‘Phil Jones headed out the ball. I tried to see where it went. [After] my first touch I said I need to shoot. That’s what I need to do, to shoot more. A beautful goal.’

Moutinho's 'rocking baby' celebration was dedicated to his family including his three-month-old child

Moutinho’s ‘rocking baby’ celebration was dedicated to his family including his three-month-old child

‘We did a great job, not only me and Neves, all the team, we deserve this victory and I hope we can continue.’

‘I tried to see where the ball goes and when I do the first touch I said to myself I need to shoot. That’s what I need to do – I need to shoot more. It doesn’t need to be a beautiful goal.’

Moutinho added: ‘I have a baby, three months. My two daughters, my wife, I did this celebration for them.’

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