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Erik Ten Hag identifies Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves as his ‘No.1 target’ this summer if he takes over as Manchester United boss

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Erik Ten Hag has reportedly identified his first signing as Manchester United boss, if he gets the job at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman is said to be the favourite to take the reins with the Red Devils and replace interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

It is looking increasingly likely that Ten Hag will take over the Red Devils

And The Sun are reporting that Ten Hag has already decided on one player that he would like to bring to Manchester with him – Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.

The Portuguese has impressed in the Premier League ever since Wolves won promotion in 2018, dictating play from the middle of the park and scoring the occasional long-range rocket.

The report adds that the Dutch coach has been a fan of the Portugal international for years, having watched him play for Porto as a teenager.

Man United, themselves, have also been long-term admirers of Neves, with their interest dating back to when he first arrived in the English top-flight.

talkSPORT reported in January that the Red Devils were keen on the 24-year-old, with Wolves wanting at least £50million to let their star man go.

A deal never materialised but, with Ten Hag potentially arriving in the summer and potentially wanting to overhaul the midfield, Neves could finally make the move.

Neves could be the perfect signing for Man United

And, with the likes of Paul Pogba potentially leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of the season and many supporters keen for the club to upgrade on Scott McTominay and Fred, it’s clear to see why Neves is reportedly their No.1 target.

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