Wolves will travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday 9th March.
The under-18s booked their place in the last four – the first time Wolves have reached this stage of the competition in 17 years – thanks to Saturday’s 3-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux.
Steve Davis’ young side have been in inspired form throughout the prestigious youth competition this season, overcoming Salford City and Crystal Palace in dramatic circumstances, before a comfortable 3-0 triumph at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the fifth round.
Wolves have been growing in confidence throughout the competition as they dispatched the Seagulls in the quarter-finals on Saturday, thanks to goals from Ollie Tipton, Nathan Fraser and Harvey Griffiths, to set up a mouth-watering tie at Old Trafford.
After the win against Brighton on Saturday, Davis admitted his players didn’t need to provide his players with the extra motivation of a semi-final visit to Old Trafford.
“I didn’t mention it if I’m honest,” he said. “I did talk about it pre-match earlier this week, but we’ve not mentioned United. They all knew, so it didn’t need to come from me.
“That sort of drive and determination, and that carrot that was hanging there came from them and they drove that themselves. The group drove that – I don’t take any credit.”
Next week’s hosts began their route to the semis back in December, as they knocked out Scunthorpe United in the third round, before victories over Reading, Everton and Leicester City. United had to fight from behind in their quarter-final clash with the Foxes, but Alejandro Garnacho’s double secured their place in the final four.
Wolves have not reached this stage of the FA Youth Cup since 2005, when the likes of Wayne Hennessey, Mark Little, Mark Davies, Elliott Bennett, Stephen Gleeson and Lee Collins featured against Southampton.
The under-18s will now go head-to-head with their Red Devils counterparts from 7pm on Wednesday 9th March, with free entry being offered and Wolves subsidising travel to Old Trafford for just a £3 donation to Wolves Foundation's Feed Our Pack initiative. Click here for further details and to book your tickets and travel.
The winner of next week’s clash between Wolves and United will host either Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers or Nottingham Forest at their home ground in the final.