Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
All eyes will be on Molineux Stadium when Wolverhampton and Manchester United face each other in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Wolverhampton set up a meeting with Man Utd by beating the likes of Liverpool, Shrewsbury Town and Bristol City, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s football game. The Wolves did well to hold Chelsea to a draw at Stamford Bridge at the weekend and it has to be noted that the Blues scored the equalizer in the dying seconds of the match. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Arsenal, but beating Wolverhampton on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Molineux Stadium and we predict that the winner will be decided in the replay at Old Trafford. Romelu Lukaku, who has been in a fine form of late, is likely to lead the line for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Joao Moutinho):
A versatile midfielder who can operate as a defensive or attacking midfielder, as well as on either flank, Moutinho is a Portugal international playing for AS Monaco. The experienced 30-year-old footballer started his career with Sporting, but moved to great rivals Porto in 2010. Having won 12 major titles between the two clubs combined, Moutinho moved to Monaco in 2013.
A full Portugal international at the age of 18, Moutinho is a regular call-up since the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The 30-year-old was a part of Portugal’s historic success in France this summer when Fernando Santos men lifted their first-ever continental trophy. Despite being a first-team regular with his club AS Monaco, Moutinho has been regularly linked with a move to Serie A and was reportedly offered to Napoli and AC Milan during the summer of 2016.
AS Roma have also expressed their interest in signing the versatile midfielder, but Monaco opted to stay with the club and help Monaco with their UEFA Champions League challenge.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles.
A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.
The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.