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Joao Cancelo names Wolves duo in his Portuguese Premier League XI

Two Wolves players have been acknowledged by Joao Cancelo, who picked his best Portuguese Premier League team.

The star appeared in a video last week for Manchester City’s official YouTube channel.

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The full-back, who has been one of the outstanding players in the league so far this season, picked both current and past players.

In goal, he plumped for Rui Patricio, before selecting himself, Ruben Dias, Ricardo Carvalho and Wolves’ Nelson Semedo at left-back.

That is a position he has covered a few times during his time at Molineux.

Of Semedo, Cancelo said: “He is a very technical player. Physically he is also very good. So I pick him as left-back.”

Cancelo’s next Wolves pick came in midfield.

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As well as Bruno Fernandes and Bernando Silva, he gave Joao Moutinho the nod.

Moutinho has certainly made a big impression since moving to the Premier League. He remains a regular pick for both club and country at the age of 35.

“He is a teammate that I like very much in the national team,” said Cancelo. “I love his football, he is a very smart player.

“He is also a leader and it’s always important to have this kind of player in a squad.”

£60 million star Cancelo rounded off his XI by picking Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota and Nani as his front three.

Semedo and Moutinho held in high regard

It is nice to see a world-class player such as Cancelo acknowledging both Semedo and Moutinho.

There have been some fine Portuguese talents in the Premier League down the years.

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Cancelo could easily have gone for the likes of Paulo Ferreira or Ricardo Pereira at right-back and shifted himself over to the left.

He could also have elected for someone like Tiago or Deco in midfield instead of Moutinho.

He clearly has a high opinion of Semedo and Moutinho though, and it is nice to see some Wolves representation.