"It's an honour that he speaks about me, but it's not about me it's about Wolves against Manchester United. Tomorrow what we'll see is two good teams of football trying to achieve the best result possible.
"To all the players that were in the squad (at the time) - he was a big inspiration. It will stay in our memories forever. But then things change you go on with your career personally - he was a big inspiration."
When asked what he thought about Wolves' record at Old Trafford - where they have not won there in 38 years - Santo said his side had no fear.
"We go there like all the games, we prepare ourselves," he added.
"We know Manchester United's team we know what we're going to face tomorrow and we prepare for the competition.
"We know how hard it'll be but we want to compete and put our ideas on the pitch. It's our idea to put what we do in training sessions in the games so in that sense we're ready for it."