Date: 6th January 2020 at 7:30am
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Wolverhampton Wanderers drew 0-0 with Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup clash and Ruben Vinagre was criticised by supporters for his performance.

Nuno Espirito Santo named the 20-year-old on the left-hand side of a four-man midfield containing Ruben Neves, Romain Saiss and Matt Doherty, but he brought him off in the second-half as he wasn’t having the desired impact.

Against United, Vinagre played for 74 minutes, made 34 touches, had one shot, completed 68.8% of his 16 passes, whipped in two crosses, made one interception and had two successful dribbles. Nuno eventually lost patience and replaced the wide-man with Jonny Otto late on.

The 20-year-old has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season, but only nine of them have come in the Premier League. Vinagre finds himself behind Jonny in the pecking order, but he has impressed when called upon before.

His poor performance against United shouldn’t harm his chances of more playing time under Nuno, but it’s unlikely he’ll get the nod when Wolves welcome Newcastle United to Molineux on January 11. Jonny should keep his place on the left.

How will Wolverhampton Wanderers fare against Newcastle United?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

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