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Why Wolves star Ruben Neves should snub any approach from Manchester United this month

Perhaps inevitably, it is being reported today that Manchester United are monitoring Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.

The 24-year-old put in a wonderful performance against the Red Devils on Monday night at Old Trafford.

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He almost scored a wondergoal early in the first-half as David de Gea tipped over his dipping volley from the edge of the area.

Neves then spent the rest of the game completely controlling things alongside Joao Moutinho.

It did not take long for United fans on social media to start raving about the former Porto man.

For them, it was difficult to watch Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic lose the midfield battle so easily.

United were linked with a move for Neves during the last transfer window, and a good performance at Old Trafford was perhaps always going to lead to more speculation about a potential transfer.

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And that is just what’s happened.

The Red Devils are now said to be monitoring Neves again, according to Sky Sports.

Recently, Neves gave an interview in which he told of his happiness being at Wolves. He also likes Wolverhampton.

That probably makes a move away in the middle of the season unlikely, but here are a few more reasons why he should definitely stay at Molineux.

Why Ruben Neves should snub any approach from Manchester United this month

Neves is currently playing some of his best football since he came to the club.

Under Bruno Lage – a more possession-based coach than Nuno Espirito Santo – he is flourishing. He is a player that needs to have the ball in order to do his best work.

Wolves are improving week on week under Lage, whereas Manchester United are somewhat in disarray right now.

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He would undoubtedly improve them, but does he really want to be going into such an environment right now?

At Molineux, things are stable, everyone is enjoying a fresh chapter and he obviously has a lots of great friends from his native Portugal to enjoy the ride with.

And it could be a much more exciting ride if Fosun back Lage properly in the transfer market.

Neves is idolised at Molineux. Genuine adulation from a fanbase for a player is not something that is easily achieved. But Neves has that, and he ought not to seek a move away just yet.