Jamie Redknapp lauds Wolves pair Joao Moutinho and Willy Boly

Joao Moutinho of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old...

Wolverhampton Wanderers have continued their impressive start to life back in the Premier League.

Joao Moutinho of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old...

Jamie Redknapp has told the Daily Mail that he always expected Joao Moutinho to thrive in the Premier League, and labelled his display in Wolves' latest game as dominant, while he also praised Willy Boly.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men are now unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions. That run includes games against both Manchester City and Manchester United, with the latter drawing 1-1 with the Championship title-holders at Old Trafford at the weekend.

 

Some may have expected Jose Mourinho's side to come out on top convincingly when Fred handed the home team a lead inside 20 minutes, but Moutinho equalised eight minutes after the break and Wolves were more than deserving of a point at full-time.

Redknapp has been hugely impressed by Wolves this term, and suggested that Moutinho is going to be an inspired signing for the Molineux outfit, while he also reserved praise for the defence.

"Their relationship with agent Jorge Mendes has allowed them to bring in some serious talent. Last season it was Ruben Neves, who lit up the Championship with his box-office long-range goals," he told the Daily Mail

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

"Now the midfielder is working in perfect harmony with Joao Moutinho, a player who I have admired for a long time. Whenever I saw him in action for Monaco and Portugal I thought he had the aggression and dynamism to thrive in the Premier League. He capped a dominant display with a sensational strike at Old Trafford.

"Wolves may be thrilling to watch but they are resolute in defence, too. Willy Boly is a warrior and I love that they are captained by a Scouser in Conor Coady!"

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16:Willy Boly of Wolverhampton in action during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley FC at Molineux on September 16, 2018...

Wolves boast the best defensive record of any team outside the current top four in the Premier League. And while they are currently only averaging one goal scored per game, they undoubtedly have the depth and quality to change that dramatically in the coming weeks. 

Wolves face Leicester in the Carabao Cup this week looking to avenge their only defeat of the season thus far, while Southampton lie ahead in their next league game. 

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