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Wolves boss vouches for penalties over FA Cup replays

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Nuno Espirito Santo says he’d prefer to have penalty shootouts instead of playing a second leg to decide the FA Cup tie.

Although Wolves could not get out with a result, Nuno Espirito Santo is happy to see that his team controlled the game well against Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains winless at Molineux Stadium after Manchester United were held in a goalless draw against Wolves in their latest FA Cup tie. The second leg is soon to be played but the Wolves boss would like it better if the match was settled then and there.

Nuno Esperito Santo insisted that although he does not shy away to have a second go at Man United, he would have preferred a penalty shootout.

“I would like it to go straight to penalties,” he said as per the Guardian.

“If you ask me what is my preference, I would say straight to penalties. The game would become more emotional, for sure. The FA Cup would be more emotional if it goes straight to penalties, as both teams would go for it.”

“We controlled the game, totally, So I’m happy with that. It was a tough game with not too many spaces,” Nuno Esperito Santo added.

“Now, we have to play again. We have to go, we want to compete. So we will recover and play. We are ready for it.”