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Wolves cashing in big thanks to Man Utd's Owen

Wolves chief Jez Moxey admits tonight's Carling Cup tie at Manchester United will hand them a massive financial boost.

With Michael Owen to start, United are expecting a crowd of 60,000 for the game, which will deliver a massive £600,000 to Wolves' coffers.

Under competition rules, each club banks 45 per cent each after VAT and expenses are taken off, with the other 10 per cent going to the Football League.

With both clubs also receiving a healthy sum from Sky for live screening on TV, Wolves will eclipse their entire budgeted income from cup competitions for the season in 90 minutes.

Chief executive Jez Moxey said: "It's a really lucrative tie for us. Financially, it's the draw of the round.

"It's a really healthy financial boost for the club, but that's not at the forefront of our minds.

"We want to go to Old Trafford, win the tie and get to the next round. We'd love to win the competition."

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