Cajoled by the dazzling Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United produced one of their best performances of the season at the Amex Stadium.
Manchester United remain in fifth, two points behind Chelsea, but Tottenham were even more desperate for the points as they remain in eighth, four points further back.
Bruno Fernandes praised Cristiano Ronaldo in a question and answer session on Manchester United's official website.
There was controversy over VAR as Everton held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
Manchester United handed a debut to new signing Bruno Fernandes against Wolves but lacked guile and goals without the injured Marcus Rashford up front.
Odion Ighalo will join Manchester United on loan for the rest of the season but Frank Lampard cut the most frustrated figure as Chelsea failed to add a single player.
Manchester United signed Bruno Fernandes for an initial fee of around 47 million pounds ($61.2 million).
Manchester United have agreed a deal worth up to 80 million euros with Sporting Lisbon to secure the services of midfielder Bruno Fernandes.