Date: 30th January 2006 at 12:13pm
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Wolves were hardly a threat once Kieran Richardson put United ahead after four minutes.

Louis Saha killed the contest with his seventh goal in 10 games a minute before the break and Richardson headed home his second just after the interval to but United into the fifth round.

Ferguson: ‘I am pleased with the result because we were expecting a very difficult game.

‘We have seen videos of Wolves’ last three games and they have been doing well. But we got a dream start, scored at the right times and did well in the end.

‘Kieran has been doing terrifically well for us. In fact, in the last two games he has probably been one of our best players. He is only 21 and he is improving all the time.’

Hoddle: ‘The last thing we wanted to do against United was concede an early goal but if we had got to half-time just one goal down, it could have been a real cup-tie. The second goal was a poor one to concede and killed us off really.

‘Now we have 16 games left to secure our main aim, which is promotion, and at least this has given us an idea of the levels we are trying to reach.’