ERIK TEN HAG will make Ruben Neves one of his No1 transfer targets if he is appointed Manchester United boss.

The Red Devils have tried to sign the Wolves midfielder in the last two windows with the midlands club holding firm so far.

But SunSport understands Dutch coach Ten Hag has been a huge fan of the Portuguese international for years and would push to bring him to Old Trafford.

Ajax manager Ten Hag, 52, has been in advanced talks to take over at United for the past few weeks as the club prepares to name Ralf Rangnick’s permanent replacement.

It has also been reported that discussions over potential transfers have taken place – and Ten Hag is believed to be pushing for the capture of Neves.

Ten Hag has followed Neves’ progress since he watched him play for Porto as a teenager, and thinks he would be a vital addition to bolster United’s current midfield issues.