Manchester United’s final Premier League match of the season has ended in a 2-1 win against Wolves.

Here is a look at five things we learned from the game…

Rest more vital than momentum

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave all his big hitters the afternoon off.

Bruno Fernandes wasn’t even on the bench.

It was the sensible move. Solskjaer could have gone all out to try and get his best team on the pitch playing their best football but it’s more important that they got a chance to rest.

The move echoed José Mourinho’s approach on the final day of the 2016/17 season with the Europa League final looming.

It paid off back then and Solskjaer will hope for similar success on Wednesday night.

Elanga takes his chance

Anthony Elanga looked nervous on his debut against Leicester but wasted no time making an impression here.

The Swedish winger opened the scoring here, making the most of his opportunity to shine.

 

The Europa League final will likely come too soon for him to make an impression but having a confident, fearless winger in his ranks won’t do Solskjaer any harm at all.

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Mata gets a farewell goal?

If Juan Mata is to leave United this summer, he has signed off with a goal.

Mata has been a classy operator for United and this could be the perfect way to end his time at Old Trafford.

The Spaniard added experience and know how to a young team at Molineux and may feel he should have played more this season.

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United unbeaten away

The result meant United have gone the whole season without losing away from home.

Perhaps the lack of fans has played a part in that but it’s still a hugely impressive record.

Next season, the home form needs to improve because if the away performances stay at this level, United can put together a title charge.

Jones unseen all season

Phil Jones was not even fit enough for a place on the bench here.

That means he looks set to go the whole season without playing any part at all for United.

It would have been ideal if United could have at least put him in the shop window and for Jones if he could have had the confidence of playing some football before the end of the season.

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