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Wright: Wolves should not fear Manchester United

Ian Wright says Wolves should not fear Manchester United, as the two sides prepare to meet in the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend.

Wolves host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form United side at Molineux on Saturday evening, aiming to reach the competition’s last four and of course, a trip to Wembley.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have a good record against the Premier League‘s leading sides this season, earning a 1-1 draw at Chelsea last weekend, as well as gaining points against Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs so far this season, and former Gunners and England forward Wright believes the visit of Manchester United should hold no fear for the Black Country outfit.

“I wouldn’t expect them to change the way they play, because Wolves play a very offensive game of football. They’re going to try and go for it and I’m sure the manager is going to find weaknesses,” Wright told

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“I thought they played very well against Chelsea in the way that they were organised defensively, and on the counter-attack they really punished Chelsea, so I think they should go in the same way against Man United.

“Man United have got some offensive players who can cause problems, but I don’t think Wolves should go into that game fearing them, they should go into it with confidence high because it’s a free hit for them.

“People may expect Wolves to lose against Man United, simply because it’s Man United, but I’m sure United won’t be thinking like that, they will not be taking Wolves for granted.

“But at the same time, Wolves are a dangerous side and it’s an FA Cup tie. It’s all about moments. It all comes down to moments in the FA Cup and Wolves will hopefully have more than Man United on the day.”

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