Nuno fancies United’s cupset

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Joao Moutinho of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on September 22, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has dubbed their upcoming FA Cup clash against Manchester United the club’s biggest game for many years.

Nuno’s side, who eliminated Liverpool in the 3rd round of the FA Cup at home, face United at Molineux on Saturday evening for a place in the semi-finals at Wembley.

The newly-promoted side is targeting a semi-final spot for the first time since 1998, and Nuno is aiming to add to the club’s four FA Cup trophies with the last triumph traced back to 1960.

He said via Sky: “It is the biggest game for the club for some time, we are aware of that.”

Asked if he was aware of the club’s history in the competition, Nuno said: “Of course, and we want to make it happen again. But there is a lot of hard work ahead to repeat what happened in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.

“It was easier back then.”

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 7: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (L) talks to Nicky Butt during their training session on April 7, 2003 for their forthcoming Champions League match with Real Madrid in the Quarter Final 1st Leg, at the Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain. (Photo By Ben Radford/Getty Images)

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The former Manchester United footballer believes Sir Alex is the biggest legend his club has had in history.

But the Portuguese manager acknowledged the strength and pedigree of the opposition team who have won the competition 12 times.

When asked about what it feels like facing a resurgent United team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He said: “There are some changes but the quality is there,” he added.

“They are a very good team in a very good moment. The performances and results have been fantastic. The big moments they have had have been fantastic. Ole is doing a fantastic job.”

The last time both teams met in the league at Old Trafford, the tie ended 1-1.


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