Wolves favourites Matt Murray and George Ndah believe Manchester United’s Champions League progress could open the door for a gold and black crusade to Wembley.
United stand between Wolves and a first FA Cup semi-final in 21 years on Saturday night.
Murray and Ndah were part of the last Wolves team to reach the quarter-finals when they lost 2-0 at Southampton in 2003.
United face a mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona next month after their astonishing comeback to win 3-1 at Paris Saint Germain in the last round.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has transformed United’s fortunes and they arrive at Molineux in fifth in the Premier League, just two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal after 14 wins and two draws in his 18 games in charge since replacing Jose Mourinho.
Murray, 37, reckons injury-hit United could be distracted by their Barca test plus trying to finish in the top four.
“The fact that Manchester United are trying to stay in the top four – no one ever thought that would be the case this season – and now into the knockout stages of the Champions League might mean they’re going to prioritise that,” said the popular former goalkeeper.
“But that win against PSG, while it will spur them on, I hope it’s kept their focus there (on the Champions League).
“They might change a few players for the Wolves game but whoever they play, it will be a really strong team.
“The way Solskjaer is going I think he wants to win everything and they will believe they can win.
“They can strike fear through you. And when they go away, that fear factor is coming back – they’ve got that real belief and when they win away at PSG like they did, you sometimes get those bits of luck.
“But those Wolves fans will be right behind the team and the clamour for tickets has been fantastic. I’m expecting a really good game.”
Ndah feels the same as his ex-team-mate Murray, that this could be a game too far for the Red Devils.
“Man United have got their minds on other things such as the Champions League and climbing the table to get into that top four,” said the retired forward, now 44.
“These are all distractions. With all due respect to the FA Cup, it’s not Man United’s priority, whereas we want to go as far as we can in it.
“If you get Wolves on the wrong day, Wolves will win. So Man United have to bring their ‘A’ game.
“If they don’t bring their ‘A’ game, they will lose. So for me, I would never back against Wolves now, they can beat anyone.
“It’s the Cup, it’s at Molineux and anything can happen.”