He was the Champions League's youngest captain when wearing the armband for Porto at 18, and after Richarlison swept in a second to put Everton ahead again it was through Neves that Wolves' possession flowed.
Richarlison's was not the first transfer fee paid by Everton that caused some consternation, but Marco Silva has urged for patience.
Despite being down to ten men, the Blues came out of the half-time the better of the two sides and regained their lead. However, Santo will need to be courageous and get his boys attacking more in games if they are to do more than fight the drop this year.
With ten minutes to go Neves was the one who whipped in a cross that was as compelling an invitation to score as you are likely to see.
There was never really any doubt that Ruben Neves would be able to make the step up to the Premier League from the Championship and this game showed that.
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And Pogba seemed to call for more trust from Mourinho this season.
Cenk Tosun and Jimenez exchanged missed efforts before Everton regained the initiative after 67 minutes.
His side, who blew away the Championship last season, looked unimpressive for the most part but will need more from those players who helped them seal promotion last term. When the ball dropped, Richarlison was on hand to finish from close range. If the Brazilian can rediscover his early form once more than Everton may have a special player on their hands.
"My view is that, first of all, it is hard for me to believe we finished second because when I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - you [the media] are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, you make them look like serial winners". However, Wolves should have the ability to beat far weaker opposition than Everton based off tonight's game.