‘He’s a joke’ Fans shocked by what emerged about Wolves player after Manchester United clash
Ruben Neves only scores good goals – it’s official.
Controlling Joao Moutinho’s pass with only one thing on his mind, Neves set his sights and curled a brilliant effort into the top corner beyond the sprawling dive of David de Gea.
That was his fifth goal from outside the box in the Premier League with the Portugal international having developed a reputation as a dangerous shooter from long-range.
But an even more remarkable statistic has emerged – in that time, Neves has had just THREE touches inside the opposition penalty area.
It was pointed out by expert number cruncher Duncan Alexander, who took to Twitter to reveal the crazy comparison.
Neves’ holding role means he rarely attacks far forward enough to have the ball inside the 18-yard box of sides Wolves come up against.
Indeed adding the Championship title-winning campaign after Neves joined the club in 2017 means the stat reads: nine goals from outside the box against just six touches inside the penalty area.
Fans couldn’t believe it, with one saying: “What a man.”
“He’s a joke,” added one, while another said: “What makes it better is the three touches are penalties in which he has scored three/three.”
A supporter added: “What a stat – opposite to (Tammy) Abraham’s 60 goals all from inside the box.”
“Shock,” said one more, with a fan also adding: “Premium stats.”