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Nuno – Wolves’ League position doesn’t mean anything

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves’ League position does not mean a thing as they battle to stay in contention for the Europa League against Manchester United tonight. Wolves will qualify for the competition – and a first time in Europe since 1980 – if they finish seventh and/or they or Manchester City win the FA Cup. Leicester are now on the same points as seventh-placed Wolves, with the gap to West Ham in 11th place now cut to two points. Nuno’s side play Watford in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday at Wembley. But all his focus is on ensuring…

Wolves boss Nuno right to pick his strongest team for United – Hibbitt

Wolves legend Kenny Hibbitt is convinced Nuno Espirito Santo has made the right decision to pick a full strength team for tonight’s visit of Manchester United. Nuno looks like he will wheel out his big guns with Matt Doherty, Ryan Bennett and Raul Jimenez set to be unleashed after Doherty and Jimenez came off the bench in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Burnley and Bennett was suspended. Wolves play their FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley on Sunday but the head coach is only focused on United. Hibbitt believes the momentum gained from fielding a strong team and getting a…

Traore can continue to be Wolves’ flexible friend – Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Adama Traore’s ability to be his ‘flexible friend’ will keep him in contention for a Wolves place – but he must improve. Traore was one of Wolves’ better performers in a rare start at right wing back in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Burnley. The £18m club record signing has also played as a wide man in a front three and as a second striker in a front two in his stop-start Molineux career. Head coach Nuno believes it’s vital for the 23-year-old to be able to adapt to different positions as part of such a small…

Nuno: Let’s surprise United, and why Wolves’ form varies against top and bottom

Nuno Espirito Santo wants to ‘out-smart’ Manchester United tonight like Burnley did Wolves as he revealed why their form varies against the top and bottom teams. The Wolves head coach admitted his team were undone by the quick free kick that let in Chris Wood for Conor Coady’s own goal inside 90 seconds at Turf Moor at the weekend. “Of course we have looked at all of the game – it’s about finding the why,” said Nuno. “Why we didn’t perform well against Burnley was we conceded a goal in the first minute, and that required a different performance. “We…

Raul: I used to follow United’s results but not any more

Raul Jimenez admits he has followed Manchester United’s fortunes in the past – but insists he is going all out to beat them for Wolves tonight. Wolves’ 15-goal top scorer started looking at United’s results more closely after Mexico team-mate Javier Hernandez joined the Old Trafford giants in 2010, when he was 22 and Jimenez 19. Hernandez – now at West Ham – was at United for five years, to 2015, scoring 59 goals in 158 games of which he started just 85. He won the Premier League in 2011 and 2013, and is the most prolific striker in the…

Fans to see VAR incidents at FA Cup semi-finals – claim

Fans will get to see replays of VAR incidents inside an English football stadium for the first time during this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals. It means Wolves and Watford supporters on Sunday, as well as those watching the Manchester City v Brighton tie on Saturday, will get to see the same images as the VAR officials, report Sky Sports News. The FA will extend their present VAR trial, allowing fans at the two Wembley showpiece events the chance to see replays of the most significant incidents referred to the Video Assistant Referee. Clubs in England are presently banned from showing…

Wolves will be at full strength against United – Nuno

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo will unleash his full-strength team against Manchester United tomorrow – despite the FA Cup semi-final looming at the weekend. Nuno’s side host United at Molineux in the Premier League before turning their attentions to the Cup, where they face Watford at Wembley on Sunday. Nuno rested 15-goal top scorer Raul Jimenez and wing back Matt Doherty for Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Burnley, while centre back Ryan Bennett was suspended. But all three are available tonight and Nuno insisted Wolves will show their full hand. “You always consider the best options for each game. Always full…

More Wembley tickets available for Wolves fans

Wolves have secured an additional 1,300 tickets for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley. The extra seats will initially be made available to supporters on the waiting list tomorrow, from 10am to 11.30am. After 11.30am, an online queue will form until noon, with any remaining tickets made available to season ticket holders or members with 100 points or more who are yet to purchase. The additional tickets made available fit into the category one price range, so are priced at £80 for adults and £70 for concessions (over-65s, 18 to 21-year-olds and Under-18s). Supporters can purchase tickets online…

Nuno: Wolves focusing on Wembley instead of United would be a ‘big mistake’

Nuno Espirito Santo has warned it would be a ‘big mistake’ for Wolves to be distracted by their FA Cup semi-final as they prepare to face Manchester United tomorrow. Wolves host United with fans already eagerly awaiting the weekend and the club’s first semi-final since 1998 when they play Watford at Wembley on Sunday. But head coach Nuno believes anything other than total focus on United would be folly as they look to bounce back after Saturday’s  2-0 defeat at Burnley. “The reality is this: We have a game tomorrow and we have a game on Sunday,” said Nuno. “Of…

Doherty: Wembley is not distracting Wolves

Matt Doherty insists the FA Cup semi-final is not distracting Wolves from the Premier League. Wolves were below par as they returned from international duty to a 2-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday and they face Manchester United at Molineux tomorrow night. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have won just one of their last six league games and the fans are all gearing up for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley. Doherty denies any focus on Wembley is having an effect on the team however. “We don’t get distracted at all. We’re not even thinking about next week,” said…