Alan Shearer has included Wolves youngster Rayan Ait-Nouri in his latest Premier League Team of the Week.

The French youngster has been receiving plaudits left, right and centre over the past few days for a fearless debut against Crystal Palace on Friday night.

Ait-Nouri was drafted in for Romain Saiss at left wing-back, and justfied Nuno Espirito Santo’s call with a tremendous all-action performance that even included a first goal.

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Ait-Nouri was a constant outlet for the likes of Conor Coady and Ruben Neves to hit with long passes, and he seems like he could be a brilliant fit for the role going forwards.


Match of the Day pundit Shearer was mightily impressed with Ait-Nouri. He said of the teenager: “What an amazing debut by the teenage Frenchman.

“It doesn’t get much better than marking your first match with a goal and a win. He was very impressive in his attacking down the left.”

The perfect start

Ait-Nouri couldn’t have wished for much more.

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His brilliantly taken goal was a bonus, but he really did look like an excellent fit in that left wing-back role.

The effervescent youngster was up and down and just seemed so comfortable, the same of which cannot really be said about Saiss in the past few weeks.

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