Wolves faced Manchester United for the third time in just a month on Saturday evening as Nuno Santo’s side continued their poor run of form in the Premier League.
Although a 0-0 stalemate is a relatively decent return against a side like the Red Devils, it is now just one win in their last six outings.
The spotlight was mainly on the home side as their marquee winter signing, Bruno Fernandes, as he made his debut following a £47m switch from Sporting Lisbon last week.
Following the match, Wolves supporters were left debating how much their Portuguese midfielder was worth in Ruben Neves.
Here are some of their valuations…
He has 12 years playing at top level in front of him.
Clubs pay 8m per season for some top players on loan so it's at least that.
— europa wolf (@europawolf2019) February 2, 2020
Got to be around the 70 mil mark
— Porta1987 (@twitchPorta1987) February 2, 2020
— Sam (@SamCarpenter_) February 2, 2020
— Ryan Carrington (@1RyanCarrington) February 2, 2020
Priceless ..superb passing on his day
— jason goddard (@jgodd1234) February 2, 2020
In today’s market 80M!!
— Steve Wiles (@SteveWiles20) February 2, 2020
Several fans were of the opinion that the 22-year-old was “priceless,” presumably meaning that they wouldn’t sell him for any fee offered whilst other shouts ranged from £65m to as high as £200m.
As these comments came following their draw at Old Trafford, other members of the Molineux faithful used it as an opportunity to compare the midfielder to his opposition…
I mean I wouldn’t either. He’s better than pogba
— Tyler crowson (@Tylercrowson2) February 2, 2020
80 million hes much better than fernandes
— Sam Reeves (@samwolf306) February 2, 2020
One supporter claimed he is a better player than Paul Pogba while another added that he would be worth £80m as he’s much better than Fernandes.
Per SofaScore, Neves picked up a higher rating (7.7) than his national counterpart (6.8) and also recorded a better passing success rate (82%) and substantially kept hold of possession more with Fernandes losing the ball 23 times compared to the Wolves man’s nine.
Pogba was not involved due to injury.
Although, not everyone was waxing lyrical about Neves…
To inconsistent for a massive price tag imo
— 🆎 (@adamBriant1993) February 2, 2020
Not a lot to be fair.3 good passes 1 shot at goal in to row Z Yellow card.I love Neves like we all do but it’s a waist playing him as a holding midfielder.Needs to be getting 10-15 goals a season to get £100 million
— Roy Wooldridge (@roylegobrick) February 2, 2020
“Inconsistent” was one word used to describe the 22-year-old with a further member of the travelling support suggesting that he would need to add more goals to his locker in order to be worth upwards of £100m.
While in other news, this midfield maestro continues to prove he is Nuno’s lynchpin…