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January 5, 2020

Wolves boss Nuno and United chief Ole agree on scrapping FA Cup replays

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would both scrap FA Cup replays given the choice. Their teams must play their third round tie again, at Old Trafford a week on Tuesday, after Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Molineux. The game will be Wolves’ 38th of 2019-20, meaning they will have played the equivalent of a full league season by the middle of January. It will be the 34th match of the campaign for United, who are playing every midweek this month and now have eight games in January. Both teams have at least 19 more…

Wolves boss Nuno confirms Cutrone exit after striker returns to Italy

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed Patrick Cutrone is on his way out of Molineux. Cutrone returned to Italy on Saturday, missing the 0-0 draw against Manchester United in the FA Cup third round, with a loan move to an un-named club understood to be in the pipeline prior to a permanent transfer in his homeland. Fiorentina have been heavily linked with the Italy Under-21 international and head coach Nuno revealed he spoke to the 22-year-old striker on Friday. Reports claim Fiorentina are proposing a £1.7m loan fee with a view to a £13.7m permanent deal, less than the…

Wolves should have toppled Manchester United again – Doherty

Matt Doherty feels Wolves had the better of Manchester United and should have beaten them again. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will have to go to Old Trafford for a third-round replay a week on Tuesday after the teams battled to a 0-0 draw at Molineux on Saturday. Wolves had the better of the tie, with Matt Doherty having an effort ruled out by the referee and VAR when his header hit his hand, after he forced a superb save from Sergio Romero in the first half, while Raul Jimenez hit the bar near the end. The closest United came was…