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Steve Bull claims Neves and Moutinho have a new lease of life at Wolves

Wolves legend Steve Bull believes Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho have a new lease of life at Wolves.

The pair were instrumental on Monday as Bruno Lage’s side went to Old Trafford and beat Manchester United 1-0.

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That was the first time Wolves had beaten the Red Devils at Old Trafford in more than 40 years.

It was a fantastic display, with Lage completely outwitting Ralf Rangnick tactically.

Wolves were superior in every department, and praise for the manager and the players has been plentiful since.

It’s about kicking on and showing consistency now.

And while Neves and Moutinho are in this kind of form, there is a good chance of that.

The Portuguese pair were great on Monday. Jamie Redknapp said after the game that the duo outclassed their midfield counterparts.

They have actually been very good on the whole in 2021/22.

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And Bull believes they have turned a corner after last season.

He said (Express & Star): “Looking back at the win at Manchester United – it was one of the best games I have seen in a long time. Neves and Moutinho have a new lease of life. They were a bit stale last year and sometimes all it needs is a freshen up and Lage has come in and done that.

“That pair have surprised me this year with how they have rediscovered their form.”

Neves and Moutinho revitalised at Wolves

With Lage wanting Wolves to have more of the ball, getting Neves and Moutinho back on song was always going to be key.

They are possession players. They do their best work on the ball.

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It is no real surprise to see them thriving now, with Wolves much better at keeping hold of the ball.

Things had gone a bit ‘stale’ last season, as Bull says. In fairness though that was the case with most players in the team during what was a difficult season.