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2019

JR: Wolves’ FA Cup defeat to United still hurts after all these years

Wolves legend John Richards is still rankled when he recalls FA Cup encounters against Manchester United. Richards is keen for his old club to erase the memories of the Cup exit against United at the same quarter-final stage in 1976 when they take on the resurgent Red Devils on Saturday night. The legendary goalscorer won three of his four sixth-round ties at Wolves, but the United one was the only time he finished on the losing side. Richards scored in four quarter-finals including replays, with strikes in both United games. But the United defeat still irritates him because they went…

JR: ‘This is Wolves’ best ever chance of winning the FA Cup’

John Richards believes Wolves might never get a better chance of FA Cup glory as they prepare to face Manchester United. The legendary Molineux goal king is also urging Wolves to give the fans the Wembley dream they want – and help heal some hurt he still feels. Wolves look to have the best opportunity to get to Wembley in a cup in decades, with United in the sixth round on Saturday night standing between them and a first semi-final in the competition since 1998. Richards played in four FA Cup quarter-finals for the club, winning three, all after replays,…

Wolves boss Nuno: Now let’s help Costa like we did Traore

Nuno Espirito Santo insists he will not ‘abandon’ Helder Costa as he pledged to help him return to form like he has with Adama Traore. Traore, 23, made a surprise return for only his seventh Premier League start in the recent 2-0 win against Cardiff, replacing Matt Doherty at right wing back as Nuno sprang five changes following the 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield. Against the Bluebirds the £18m club record signing had arguably his best game for Wolves to date. Now Nuno has revealed how he is hoping a similar approach can work with the out-of-sorts Costa. The 25-year-old started…

Parkes and Pierce: Our Wolves keeper verdict for United

Former Wolves goalkeepers Phil Parkes and Gary Pierce believe Nuno Espirito Santo is right to stick by John Ruddy for the FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United. Ruddy, 32, is set to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form side at a sell-out Molineux in the sixth round tie on Saturday night. Rui Patricio, Wolves’ regular first choice, will make way, just as he has done in all six previous cup games this season, including four in the FA Cup. Parkes and Pierce shared the goalkeeping duties at Molineux from 1973 when Pierce was signed from Huddersfield to when Parkes departed for…