Leeds United fans tip Wolves' Ruben Neves for the top on Twitter

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Ruben Neves ran the game as Wolves ripped Leeds United to shreds with a 4-1 hammering at Elland Road on Wednesday night.

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United fans were looking up again after ending a run of six defeats in seven games with a much-needed 2-1 victory over Gary Monk’s Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon.

Then they travelled to Wolverhampton Wanderers. And if there was any doubt about Wolves’ standing as clear promotion favourites, their 4-1 thrashing of Thomas Christiansen’s Leeds on Wednesday proved once and for all that the Midlands giants are the best side in the division by a considerable margin.

It helps, though, when you have Chinese investors funding record breaking transfers and super-agent Jorge Mendes giving you access to players with Champions League experience on their glittering CV.

Ruben Neves of Wolves  in action during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

While the sublime Diogo Jota and rampaging left-back Barry Douglas, scorer of a stunning first-half free-kick, will dominate the headlines, Ruben Neves once again delivered a masterful performance in front of the back four.

The most expensive player in Championship history, the one-time Porto captain showed exactly why Wolves paid £15.8 million for his services in the summer, per the BBC. And he showed exactly why some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs have been tracking him ever since he exploded onto the scene in Portugal three years ago.

And it’s fair to say Leeds fans wish they could call upon a player with Neves’ natural ability.

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12, 2017 in...

 

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