Nuno raves about Wolves ace Ruben Neves's wonder strike against Manchester United

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

The Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder scored an absolute beauty last night.

Nuno Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

Nuno Espirito Santo spoke to reporters after Wolves' 1-1 draw with Manchester United last night, and raved about the quality of Ruben Neves, labelling the Portuguese ace as 'fantastic', as quoted by the club's official website.

The Black Country outfit went behind in the first-half after Anthony Martial fired the visitors in front after 27 minutes, but they fought back well, and earned a hard-fought point after Neves's wonder strike in the 55th minute.

 

The 22-year-old joined Wolves from Porto in the summer of 2017 for a fee believed to be worth £15.8 million, according to the Daily Mail, and he has gone on to rack up 12 goals and five assists in 86 appearances for Nuno's side.

And when speaking to reporters, Nuno chose to praise Neves after his wonder-goal against United last night, as quoted by the club's official website:

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers during a training session at St Georges Park on July 1, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

“I was hoping, not expecting, because he’s fantastic. He has this technique of kicking the ball, he’s done it sometimes before, but he has to do it over and over again because this is what counts.”

Next up for Wolves is a home game against Burnley on Sunday, and Sean Dyche's side will represent an entirely different challenge for Nuno's men.

And Neves will be hoping to help his side pick up their first win of the new season against the Clarets.

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

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