Neves warned Wolves have ‘as much chance’ of winning trophy as Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 6th January 2022 5:01 - Lewis Oldham

Wolves star Ruben Neves

Ruben Neves has been warned that Wolves have “as much of a chance at winning” a trophy as Manchester United do.

It was reported last month that Ralf Rangnick wants Neves to be his first signing as Man Utd interim boss. 

The midfielder has been consistently linked with a move to the Red Devils over the past couple of years.


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The 24-year-old has been with Wolves since 2017. He joined them from Porto for a fee in the region of £15.8m.

Neves has been an integral player for Wolves since this transfer. He has played just short of 200 times for them.

Earlier this week, Wolves outperformed Man Utd as Bruno Lage’s side won 1-0 at Old Trafford. 

Wolves are now only three points behind seventh-placed Man Utd in the Premier League. Danny Mills has warned Neves against joining United:

“Wolves have got as much of a chance at winning the Carabao Cup or the FA Cup,” Mills told talkSPORT (as quoted by The Express).

“Manchester United aren’t going to win the Premier League, and they’re not going to win the Champions League.

“Wolves might get into the Europa League, and they’ll have a better chance of winning the Europa League than Manchester United will have at winning the Champions League.”

Ally McCoist added that he cannot see Man Utd finishing in the top four this season:

“Yes [Neves is what United need],” McCoist said.

“However, I would have to warn him and say I’m not sure he’ll be playing in the Champions League next year with Manchester United.

“I don’t think that will be happening.”

Speaking last month, Paul Merson suggested that Chelsea are “missing a player” like Neves:

“I think Chelsea are missing a Neves. I think they’re missing a player who can spray the ball round the pitch,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“Kovacic likes taking players on, Jorginho won’t kick the ball further than 10 yards, just keeps it going, Kante’s an all-around-the-pitch kind of player.

“They’ve got no one who sprays the ball around, like a Ward-Prowse or a Neves.

“The amount of times the other night [against Everton] when they made runs, the front three, where they ran and then they spun, and no one’s hitting them, no one’s hitting them.

“That’s the problem for me, Chelsea need someone who’s spraying the ball about. Kante’s not going to hit that ball.”

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