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Wolves must fight tooth and nail to keep Nuno if Manchester United ever come knocking

Wolves must fight tooth and nail to keep Nuno if Manchester United ever come knocking

Following their very successful campaign in the Championship, Wolves have taken to life back in the Premier League well.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have put in some good performances and are getting points from them having recently beaten West Ham 1-0 away at the London Stadium and held champions Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at home.

And much of the above has been down to the club’s Portuguese boss, who is starting to gain attention outside of Molineux.

The Breakdown

According to Sports Bild (via the Daily Express), Manchester United are lining up Nuno as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho with the Portuguese coach’s future said to be uncertain amid unrest with Ed Woodward and a poor start to the season.

Nuno, however, may not be the Red Devils’ first-choice to succeed Mourinho should he depart Old Trafford with Sports Bild also reporting that Zinedine Zidane is in the running and is the club’s primary target.

Nevertheless, some Wolves supporters may still be worried with the speculation linking their manager with a move away from Molineux.

And, given what Nuno has accomplished with the club and his philosophy as a football coach, they should be.

Nuno has shown both in the Championship and already in the Premier League that the results business alone is not enough for him.

The former Porto manager wants his team to win by being on the front foot and taking the initiative.

Dominating possession and attacking in numbers are just a couple of positive traits that have become associated with a Nuno team, which is quite the contrast compared to some of Mourinho’s recent sides.

With that in mind and should Manchester United not be able to entice Zidane to Old Trafford if Mourinho leaves, then Nuno could very much be a suitable alternative that would provide United fans with the brand of football they desire.

Wolves, though, must fight off any interest for the man who has brought them back to English football’s promised land.

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