Borussia Monchengladbach won their third Bundesliga game in a row under the guidance of caretaker coach Andre Schubert, beating Wolfsburg 2-0 at the Borussia Park Stadion.
Goals from Havard Nordtveit and Ibrahima Traore in the space of four second-half minutes were enough for the Foals to take all three points and leave the bottom three in their wake.
Wolfsburg slipped out of the top six after suffering only their second defeat of the season
Wolfsburg had the ball in the back of Manchester United's...
Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking bemoaned the Manchester United winner that saw his side leave Old Trafford with nothing after taking the lead in their Champions League clash.
The Bundesliga club were ahead inside four minutes when winger Daniel Caligiuri fired home, but a penalty from Juan Mata and a Chris Smalling strike turned the match around.
Smalling, up for a corner, stayed forward after the initial ball was cleared and found himself in the right place to stab home after a Mata backheel.
Louis van Gaal declared that Juan Mata can play better in a gruff analysis of his performance after he scored one goal and assisted on another in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Wolfsburg.
The Premier League leaders got their first points in the Champions League this season after midfielder Mata equalised with a penalty and then set Chris Smalling up for the winner.
But Van Gaal was unimpressed when asked if Mata ranked among Europe's top players when he is in such form.
"I have seen Mata playing...