Former Molineux full-back Andy Thompson has praised Matheus Nunes, insisting the midfielder had his best game for Wolves against Southampton.

Nunes started once again for Wanderers on Saturday.

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Since arriving at the club on August 18, he has been used at every turn by Bruno Lage.

The manager is clearly a massive fan of the 24-year-old, and sees him as someone who can take the engine room to the next level.

Prior to Saturday there had been glimpses of Nunes’ quality in the games against Tottenham Hotspur, Preston North End, Newcastle United and Bournemouth.

But against Southampton, Nunes rather announced his arrival.

The maestro was everywhere for the hosts, and we got see him dribbling the ball through the lines.

It was truly refreshing to see him constantly getting up to support in the final third.

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He regularly made runs inside Pedro Neto, and that is how the goal came about from Daniel Podence.

Nunes made the run inside Neto and delivered a perfect low cross to the back post for the winger to finish.

In the eyes of Thompson, it was Nunes’ best showing in Wolves colours so far.

He said (via Wolves official): “We look quite sturdy defending, Kilman and Collins are playing quite well, we’ve got Neves in front of them doing what he does, and then Matheus [Nunes] had his best game for Wolves today.

“I thought he was all over the pitch, making those runs and he was involved in the goal.”

Matheus Nunes is already showing he’ll be amazing addition for Wolves

Nunes’ energy in midfield is brilliant to watch.

The man has a superb engine on him and his sheer fitness alone has made a big difference.

But then he also has very impressive technical quality. There have been a few times already where he has been pressed, but he has easily been able to escape and play the ball away.

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But it’s that knack for bursting forwards and getting in and around the penalty area that could be invaluable for Wolves.

The team has been crying out for someone like this, and it is exciting to think of the level he could reach once he’s had a few more months in the Premier League.

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