Luke Chadwick questions whether Ruben Neves is what Manchester United need

Manchester United have once again been linked with a move for Ruben Neves.

The midfielder has been touted as a target after interim manager Ralf Rangnick watched Wolves boss United across midfield on Monday.

Sky Sports claim Neves is a target for United, along with highly rated Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara.

We know from watching Neves in the Premier League that he can shoot, pick a pass and make tackles. You couldn’t say that about all of United’s midfielders.

According to The Sun, Wolves wanted £35 million for Neves’ signature last summer and his contract runs until 2024 at Molineux.

However, former United midfielder Luke Chadwick is unsure if his old club really need the signing of Neves at the moment.

Neves impressed Chadwick with his performance on Monday night, but the former United academy graduate is not convinced that the 24-year-old would make sense as a priority right now.

Chadwick told Caught Offside that he would be surprised to see Neves join United either this month or in the summer.

“He’s a hugely talented central midfield player… United are linked with players like him almost all the time,” Chadwick said.

“He’s a top talent, a Portuguese international, an incredible coup for Wolves to sign him when they were in the Championship. It’s taken him some time to adjust to the Premier League but now I think we’re seeing the best of him.

“He’s got a great range of passing, an incredible shot, and nearly scored one of his trademark specials against United but for a terrific De Gea save.

“He’s got all the characteristics of a top midfield player for a top club, though I’m not sure he’d make a huge difference at United at the moment in terms of what they’re looking for.

“But again, a massively talented player … I’m not sure what United will be doing in the transfer market, but I don’t personally see him moving to United this month or at the end of the season.”

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