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Dave Edwards lauds Joao Moutinho after his superb display against Aston Villa

Dave Edwards has raved over Joao Moutinho after his stunning performance against Aston Villa at the weekend.

Wanderers ran out 2-1 winners at Molineux, and the Portuguese veteran pretty much ran the show.

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The 35-year-old was once again lining up next to Leander Dendoncker, with Ruben Neves currently out with a knee injury.

Together they really dominated for Wolves, and kept Philippe Coutinho quiet.

Moutinho had a hand in both goals for Wolves. He played in Daniel Podence down the left side, with the ball eventually being turned in by Jonny Castro Otto.

And he then set Fernando Marcal on his way down the left, with the Brazilian crossing for Ashley Young to put in his own net.

It was a remarkable display from Moutinho, who played two games near enough for Portugal over the international break.

That, after not missing a minute of Premier League action in March.

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Speaking for most Wolves fans in his latest Express & Star column, former Molineux midfielder Edwards said: “I genuinely think every single Wolves player had a good game, but there’s a special mention firstly to Joao Moutinho.

“He was the stand-out performer on the pitch. Some of the stuff he does at his age is incredible and week after week he keeps producing.”

Edwards went on to say that Moutinho’s quality allowed Dendoncker to also have a real influence in the match.

Life after Moutinho currently doesn’t bear thinking about

It is a genuine privilege to be watching Moutinho dominate games like this.

It is quite remarkable to see him performing at this high level consistently at his age.

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Obviously at the moment, his future is a bit up in the air as his contract expires at the end of the season.

Hopefully he’ll agree to play at least one more season at Molineux.

Even if he is in his mid-thirties, it’s hard to imagine a Wolves team without him.