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Manchester United Eager To Land This Wolves Midfielder: What Will He Add To Rangnick’s Side?

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In a recent report, The Sun mentioned that Manchester United are eager to land Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves this month. It is understood that the Red Devils are showing interest in acquiring the services of the Portuguese midfield ace during this January transfer window.

Neves’ Impressive Run Of Form At Wolves This Season

Neves is having another strong campaign at the Molineux Stadium and managed to catch the eye in Wolves’ 1-0 win against Man United at Old Trafford earlier this week. The 24-year-old has found the back of the net once and provided one assist in 19 matches for Wolves this season across all fronts.

The Portugal international has contributed in many little ways at the heart of Bruno Lage’s midfield as he is averaging 1.9 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 1.2 shots and 0.8 key passes per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been excellent when distributing possession from midfield, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 83.2% in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 11: Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers controls the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on December 11, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
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What Will Neves Add To Manchester United Manager Ralf Rangnick’s Side?

Neves has got a wide range of passes in his locker and is an accurate distributor of the ball. He has got the vision to set up some inviting chances for his teammates and can strike the ball with power and precision from long range.

The Portugal international doesn’t shy away from making a tackle and can make a few crucial interceptions for his team. Hence, he could be a good fit for Ralf Rangnick‘s side as he will be to play as one of the holding midfielders in his 4-2-2-2 system at Old Trafford.

Neves will no doubt add a lot of quality to Man United‘s midfield and could enjoy playing football with his international teammates, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes at the Theatre of Dreams in the coming seasons.

At 24, Neves is about to enter his prime and could go on to become a future star at Old Trafford as long as Rangnick is willing to play him regularly on the field. Therefore, the Red Devils would be wise to engineer a move to secure his signature before the end of this transfer window.

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