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Wolves FA Cup Fever

The excitement is building in the run up to this weekends FA cup action..

There may be a gulf between where the tow sides sit in the League placings, but it might give a few people the chance to renew old acquaintances.

Rob Edwards and Ryan Giggs are team-mates in the Welsh national side, so Rob is very aware of exactly what he can do. But a hamstring injury looks likely to mean the two won’t face each other. Not that Rob thinks that dilutes the potent Manchester United attack.

'Obviously Ryan is someone I know a lot about from the Wales set-up and I've faced him in training plenty of times,' said Edwards. 'Giggsy's been one of the best players in the world in the last 10 years and in that respect it would have been a privilege to play against him if selected.”

'Whoever is in the United team, we know we'll have to give as good as we get because they'll have threats all over the pitch. “ he added

If he starts against United it will be Rob’s first chance at 90 minutes against Alex Fergusons side. Although he is already familiar with one of its number. And one who could have quite a significant impact on Sunday’s outcome.

'I haven't played against them as such because I was on the bench once for Villa against United but I do remember facing Wayne Rooney against Everton.

'It was the game I got injured, and he ended up getting the last-minute winner in the season when he really broke through at 17.

'Obviously from there he's just carried on progressing to bigger and better things and we know we're in for a major test to keep him quiet.'

'Clearly it's going to be a massive test but we're all really looking forward to it,' he added.

The match also sees Alex Ferguson return to Molineux, for the first time in quite a while. He was once a regular visitor when his son Darren was a regular in the Wolves side.

He still has unhappy memories of his last visitto Molineux when United succumbed to a Kenny Miller goal when the two sides squared up in The Premiership.

But he is still looking forward to the mouth watering clash that pits two managerial giants against each other.

'I don't think things have changed too much. It is a big pitch and there will be a great atmosphere, so all things considered it should be a really good cup tie,' said Ferguson

Glenn Hoddle was slightly more forthcoming when asked for his thoughts on the weekends encounter

Hoddle had an excellent record as a player in the competition and hopes that those now under him can continue that tradition

'This is a one-off game, Manchester United at home in front of a full house and a great atmosphere,' said Hoddle.

'These are the sort of games you want to be involved in and that's how we'll approach it.

'We're not fighting for three points, which is vital to our long term situation, we're fighting to try and get through to the next round.

'If we do get through it will be a wonderful occasion and if we get a replay that too would be a great experience.

'In the worst case if we do get beat it won't be a shock and then we would knuckle down to the matter of our Championship results.

'That's why we're in a no-lose situation, but if we could pull off a result I'm sure it would prove a big boost to our hopes in the league.'

'We're at home and have got to field a team to take the game to United so that we get the crowd going and have a real go at it.

'At the end of the day that's what cup football is all about.'












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