Chris Sutton lauds Wolves star Ruben Neves

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

Wolverhampton Wanderers recorded a deserved point against Manchester United on Monday night.

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers scores the equalising goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on August 19, 2019 in...

Chris Sutton has stated that he is glad that Ruben Neves' 'brilliant' strike wasn't ruled out because of VAR during Wolves' 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Monday night. 

The highly-rated midfielder was up to his usual best against United when his strike from outside of the area hit the underside of the bar and beat David de Gea in between the sticks.

 

For a short time, VAR checked the goal because there were concerns that one of the Wolves players was potentially offside during the build-up to the goal - but it was cleared. 

Former Premier League striker Sutton was amazed by Neves' goal as he helped his team secure a point following a poor first-half display. 

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers scores a second half goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on August 19, 2019 in...

"Blimey what a finish," Sutton told BBC Sport. "You felt they were up for it at the start of the second half, but that was absolutely brilliant from Neves. 

"You could hear the Wolves fans of what they thought of VAR. It would have been a tragedy if it wasn't given." 

Neves has made a habit of scoring wonder goals for Wolves - from his superb volley against Derby in the Championship to that goal against United on Monday night. 

All of Neves' goal for Wolves, whether it be from open play or set-piece situations, have come from outside the area as he is proving that he is one of the best natural strikers of the ball in England's top-flight. 

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a second half goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on...

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