Wolves were held to a 0-0 draw against Leicester City on Friday evening for the second time this season as VAR controversy once again dominated the post match narrative.
The hosts were cruelly deprived of what appeared to be an opening goal from Willy Boly, with VAR intervening and ruling Pedro Neto offside in the build up to the goal.
Raul Jimenez missed a late opportunity to score a dramatic winner when he diverted his header wide from a glorious position, but that didn’t prevent Man United fans from raving about his performance.
According to reports earlier this year, the Mexico international is a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side following an impressive 18 month spell in the Premier League.
And with that in mind, it’s no wonder the Red Devils faithful were taking an interest in his display on Friday, with fans citing his buildup play and positional awareness as two of his most defining qualities.
Raul Jimenez is so so so good man. The hold up play is so sick. Always has an option to lay it off to either side which helps it a lot but he does a lot of dirty work for his side going forward.
— Ali. (@UtdAlii) February 14, 2020
Agree , his football IQ and positional awareness is insane as well looks like he’ll excel at a bigger club , if Nuno doesn’t extend he’s definitely off .
— Jarrod (@Capekroosader) February 14, 2020
I’m a big fan too Ali
— One Love (@abbausmanUK) February 14, 2020
So underrated imo https://t.co/TgR6WGYa2D
— Izzy (@Izzy30520117) February 14, 2020
Naturally, some supporters went a step further and suggested he’s a player the club should be looking to sign on a permanent basis in the summer.
One fan claims he’s worth a fee in excess of £60m, but would Ed Woodward be willing to sanction a deal of that value for a 28-year-old who struggled to make the grade at Atletico Madrid?
That seems unlikely if he’s only going to be an alternative to Anthony Martial, as another fan concludes.
Sign him up
— Ole Glazer’s Woodward OUT (@BDontAtMe) February 14, 2020
Would easily spend north of 60m for him. Top class PL striker
— Wazz (@outwithglazers) February 14, 2020
Perfect 2nd option to Martial https://t.co/Yk1tqlMd7n
— chus 10 (OleOut) (@FergieRegen) February 14, 2020
Finally, this supporter went as far to draw parallels between Jimenez and the former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
While he may not be in the same bracket as the Uruguay international in terms of reputation, it’s a comparison Jimenez would almost certainly welcome…
Reminds me of Suarez
— IYI ~ OLE OUT POCH IN (@saifrahmanb10) February 14, 2020