Several players have been standing out for Wolves so far this season.

It’s been a really good start for Bruno Lage at Molineux, with the team now flying high in sixth place in the Premier League.

Given the team lost the first three games, it’s been an excellent recovery.

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Wolves have rode their luck at times, but there have also been some very encouraging signs.

Some players, like Ruben Neves, Raul Jimenez and Max Kilman, and new signings Jose Sa and Hwang Hee-chan, have often grabbed the headlines.

But there is one player in the Wolves starting XI right now that seems to be going under the radar.

Joao Moutinho, who recently turned 35 years old, has been quietly going about his business in central midfield – and he really enjoyed a great start.

Moutinho struggled at times last term, as was the case with many other Wolves players during a poor season.

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Some feared his age was catching up with him, and that he was set for more tough moments this term.

But under Lage, he seems reinvigorated.


He has started every Premier League game so far. He also started against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup.

Neves has, rightly, been raking in the compliments this term. It can be argued that Neves taking centre stage has meant Moutinho has been overshadowed a little.

But he’s been in there every step of the way, working hard and oozing the class we saw in his first couple of seasons at Molineux.

Moutinho under the radar for Wolves

As well as Neves, the three central defenders have also been coming in for a lot of credit – particularly Max Kilman.

Only three teams have conceded fewer goals than Wolves in the league so far this season.

The wing-backs, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Nelson Semedo, are also in good moments and have both been talked about a lot as potential weapons under Lage.

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And then Jimenez and Hwang up top have both been smashing it and have struck up a tasty partnership.

It just feels like Moutinho, and the job he does, hasn’t really been spoken about much this term.

He deserves huge credit. His work rate for his age is tremendous, and his ability to recycle possession is stronger than ever.

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