Former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker turned pundit Don Goodman has been having his say, via The Express & Star, ahead of the club’s FA Cup tie against Manchester United at Molineux on Saturday, and suggested that one thing could work in their favour.
Sitting comfortably in the Premier League, the west Midlands outfit have a great opportunity to put their all into reaching the semi-finals of the prestigious competition when they welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to the Black Country at the weekend.
The Norwegian’s 100% record on the road with the Red Devils came to an end following the 2-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday, and he will be hoping his team can bounce back against Nuno Santo’s hosts.
The Portuguese manager has brilliantly led his side to seventh in the top flight standings even though they were promoted less than 12 months ago, and he may see this as a real opportunity to win a trophy – should they knock United out they should only really fear Manchester City, presuming they also get through to the last four.
Well, part of the Solskjaer revolution has seen the Old Trafford-based outfit reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and Goodman has said, in quotes reported by The Express & Star, that it is something that could be an advantage for Wolves.
The 52-year-old said: “I think Man United getting through in the Champions League is the best thing Wolves could have asked for.
“They’re still fighting on other fronts and this game really is a 50/50 split for me.”
He could well be.
Wolves are playing well and if United are slightly distracted by the Champions League or the race for a top-four finish domestically, they can be overturned.
It will certainly be interesting to see how this clash turns out on Saturday night.