Steve Bull: I like what I see in Wolves new-boy Patrick Cutrone
There is a new striker in town – and I was really impressed with his work-rate the other night.
Patrick Cutrone made his full Wolves debut as we beat FC Pyunik 4-0 on Thursday.
He did not get on the scoresheet, but the Italian got the assist for Pedro Neto’s goal and did well.
Cutrone was maybe a little bit too eager at times, trying too hard.
You would much sooner have that than someone going through the motions, though, and just waiting for things to fall at his feet.
As a striker, you have got to try to make things happen for yourself too, and I thought he put in a great shift.
As long as he keeps up the hard work, the goals will come soon enough.
Morgan Gibbs-White managed to score his first senior competitive goal, which was really pleasing to see, and it will come as a relief to the young lad.
Now he has got that first one out of the way, I am sure many more will follow in gold and black.
And it is the same for Cutrone – once he opens his account, he’ll really hit his stride.
He hustles and bustles, and that is the worst thing for a defender. The former AC Milan man has that rough edge about him, and that will get him goals.
He’ll have to bide his time with Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota firing on all cylinders, but you suspect he will scratch and claw to get in the side.
Neto was playing just off of Cutrone, and he was very good. The Portuguese is very quick, he has got great acceleration. He is not afraid to get on the ball and has an eye for goal.
I was a bit worried when we got rid of both Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa, but Cutrone and Neto appear to be more than capable replacements.
Manchester United, of course, are at Molineux on Monday night, but if Wolves play like they did against Leicester last weekend, and if we put the same team out, we have got a good chance.
United are coming into it confident having beat Chelsea 4-0, but we beat them twice last season at home, so there is no reason why we can’t do it again.
Finally, I just want to say that the support on Thursday night was incredible considering we were already 4-0 up from the first leg.
Having 30,000 fans in for a night game in the middle of August, against a team who are not well-known, is fantastic.