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'Standout' Man United Target Compared To Paul Scholes And Could Fulfil True Potential At Old Trafford

Adnan Riaz


'Standout' Man United Target Compared To Paul Scholes And Could Fulfil True Potential At Old Trafford

Ruben Neves has been compared to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes after the Wolves star was called a "standout" player for his current side.

That is according to former United player Paul Parker, who believes that Neves could discover his true potential with a move to Old Trafford.


Neves, 24, made 40 appearances across all competitions for Wolves last season and scored five times and registered two assists.

The Portuguese midfielder, whose current Wolves contract expires in 2024, has reportedly emerged as a target for both Arsenal and United.

Neves has been identified as a potential replacement for United star Paul Pogba, who has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain ahead of his contract expiring in 2022.

Parker, who made over 100 appearances for United from 1991 to 1996, has claimed that the Portugal international has not been "consistent week, in week out."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

However, the former England international interestingly compared Neves to Scholes and believes the Wolves star could hit "another level" by playing at United.

Parker told Talk Of The Devils: "When journalists speak about him they always use a variation of words to effectively say he's been around for ages.

"Has he reached his potential yet? I don't think he has. He was a standout player for Wolves but not consistent week in, week out.

"When you talk about someone striking the ball, there's only one player I can remember doing that, and that's Paul Scholes.

"If he was playing for a Manchester United with the quality around him, you will see his game improve... players come to United and lift another level.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Yes, more have struggled, but someone like Neves, coming to play with his countryman Fernandes, you'll have someone who can play in deep areas and United have lacked that for a long time.

"It depends the path United want to take. Do they want a big name with a good marketing value or a big name who's a big footballer?

"If it's the latter, then Neves is a good player to go and get. And I think that's the path they need to go down."

United have splashed out this summer to secure the services of marquee signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for a hefty £73m.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also reinforced his defence after the Red Devils reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the stunning acquisition of Raphael Varane.

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Topics: Paul Scholes, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Ruben Neves, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, England

Adnan Riaz
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