26 May 2022 | 09:46 | Football
De Bruyne’s masterpiece for Man City
Kevin De Bruyne scored a brace alongside a classy individual performance against the Red Devils, many claiming he is one of the best midfielders in Premier League history. In the past, United star Bruno Fernandes has been compared to De Bruyne when he excelled while the Red Devils struggled. But former Man City star Joleon Lescott doesn’t think Fernandes can be compared to De Bruyne.
The former England international said: “De Bruyne is playing like an immortal. Last weekend was Kevin de Bruyne’s performance, it’s hard for me to compare. Compare him to Fernandes, it’s a miracle. difference between day and night.”
De Bruyne has scored nine goals and assisted three for Man City this season, and he will need to maintain that form if he is to help the Etihad team win the Premier League. On the other hand, Fernandes has scored as many goals as De Bruyne and has 3 more assists than the former Chelsea player. But Lescott still feels that Man City’s number 17 is simply on a higher level.
Speaking to Sky Sports after last weekend’s Manchester derby, Roy Keane spoke of how much he appreciates De Bruyne: ” It’s been fantastic. Good attitude and professionalism, coming back to the best of times, His serves, goals and assists. He will be there as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League at the end of his career.”
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp added: “We’re talking elite players, if you’re a Man City fan you get to watch the elite player every week. It’s fun. when I see him play. The way he shoots is different from the others, it’s a bit like Paul Scholes, he’s also a bit of a pace like Steven Gerrard, a bit of Gerrard in the way he operates in midfield.”
It remains to be seen whether De Bruyne can win a fourth Premier League title of his career this season, but the Belgian will need a Champions League trophy, where they already have a place in the quarter-finals. to complete a career.