Manchester United looking to avenge FA Cup heartbreak

On Tuesday night, Manchester United will return to the scene of their FA Cup exit, knowing a win against Wolverhampton Wanderers will take them up to third position.

The last time United faced Wolves at Molineux in the league the year was 2012 and they ran out 5-0 winners, so they will be hoping for similar nearly exactly 7 years later.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was handed his second domestic defeat as United manager by Wolves
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When previewing the game to the press, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his side will have to do better than in the FA Cup.

“Last time we didn’t play well enough against them, didn’t have enough tempo.

“It was a different type of game for us, we had the ball for 70 per cent of the time but sometimes possession doesn’t mean you’re going to create chances and score goals.”

In contrast, Nuno Espirito Santo is hoping his domestic cup triumph will inspire his players

Molineux Stadium
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“That was a big moment, but Tuesday is totally different. We competed well. We were very organised and we have to do it again because it will require a lot from us.

“Every time we face a team like Manchester United we have to be ready to compete. We know how good they are – fantastic players, fantastic manager, all the history of a huge club, but we are ready and we want to compete well in Molineux”.

Nuno’s team are looking to beat the Red Devils twice in the same season for the first time since 1979/80 but will have one eye on their FA Cup semi-final next week.

Wolves will be boosted by the return of Ryan Bennett after a two-match suspension whereas Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial have shook off knocks for United.