Andy Thompson has hailed Matheus Cunha after his performance for Wolves against Manchester United on Monday.
Gary O’Neil got off to a losing start at Old Trafford, with Raphael Varane scoring the only goal of the game.
But he can be very proud of his players, who were far better than United’s.
Wolves created chance after chance, and ran their socks off.
They just couldn’t finish though.
The Andre Onana non-penalty decision at the end was extremely frustrating.
But Wolves fans are generally feeling more buoyant now after seeing this performance.
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One man who has been coming in for praise left, right and centre since the game is Cunha – with Thompson the latest to hail the Brazilian.
Andy Thompson says Manchester United couldn’t get near Matheus Cunha
Former Wolves full-back Thompson was watching the game and providing this thoughts for the club’s Matchday Live Extra podcast.
Thompson was left really impressed with Cunha’s ball carrying in the game, and felt he cause major problems for the hosts.
He said: “How many times did Cunha keep breaking through that central position? We were able to play our way out from the back quite easily because of the confidence and also because of the positions of the players, and once Cunha set-off, he was gone and they couldn’t catch him. He did that all night.
“I thought Wolves played really well throughout the game and they broke through Man United many times and caused massive problems. They struggled to actually get anywhere near Cunha and Nunes, but I just thought it was a great team performance.”
Cunha was named man of the match for his display.
The one thing that was missing for him was a goal.
Cunha will be the real deal if he can score more goals
Cunha’s performance against United was absolutely brilliant. Arguably his best in a Wolves shirt to date.
He is superb at running with the ball, and also has the ability to link play.
The one thing missing with him right now is that cutting edge in front of goal.
As much as he was ripping United apart with his running, he had about four good chances to score but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Wolves fans know that he isn’t clinical from last season.
It is something he must work on. The output does need to increase given Wolves have paid £44 million for him. Improving this aspect of his game will take him to a completely new level.