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Wolves fans criticise Ruben Vinagre

Wolves fans have taken to Twitter to criticise Ruben Vinagre for his display in the 0-0 draw against Brighton.

The Portugal U21 international has been involved in Nuno Espirito Santo’s starting XI recently after Jonny Otto suffered a foot injury – as of now, however, he has failed to convince.

Despite helping Wolves beat Tottenham before the Brighton game, Vinagre was still hammered by some supporters on Twitter, and nothing seems to have changed this time around as his display against the Seagulls also failed to impress.

The 20-year-old had three unsuccessful touches and was also dispossessed three times by Graham Potter’s side.

Additionally, he rarely looked adventurous when space was afforded to him going forward, instead opting for the safer option – that particular feature of his game on Saturday was baffling, as he does possess decent pace and dribbling ability.

His woes going forward are highlighted by the fact that only one of his attempted five crosses went down as a success, while he also failed to have a shot or a key pass.

Should Wolves cut their losses on Ruben Vinagre this summer?

Yes - sell

Yes - sell

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No - keep him

Let’s see what the Wolves fans on Twitter have been saying about the No.29…

To kick off the reaction, one fan said that they’d rather see Jonny playing in a protective boot instead of watching Vinagre right now – ouch.

In fairness to the Portuguese full-back, he is just 20 years of age and was only making his fifth Premier League start of the season, so he is perhaps lacking a certain level of experience and game time at the top level to truly make his mark.

Elsewhere, the comments got harsher.

One supporter said the youngster shouldn’t be in the team, whereas another said that Vinagre is the only player Nuno has failed to improve.

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That may well be the case, but the man rated at £9m on Transfermarkt is the second-youngest player in the squad behind Pedro Neto, so there is still plenty of time for Nuno to work his magic on him.

In other news, a journalist has named one thing Nuno could’ve done better on Saturday…

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