De Bruyne likened to Man Utd legend Beckham

first_imgKevin De Bruyne Assist king De Bruyne likened to Man Utd legend Beckham Last updated 2 years ago 19:29 10/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Getty Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Manchester United Premier League Gary Neville sees similarities between the iconic former England captain and a man currently turning on the style at Manchester City Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne’s creativity makes him a lot like Manchester United legend David Beckham, according to Gary Neville.Former Red Devils star Beckham forged a successful career out of his ability to provide pinpoint crosses from the flanks and defence-splitting passes from deep.De Bruyne 13/2 first scorer v Feyenoord Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Belgium international De Bruyne is now doing likewise in the Premier League, with few players in Europe’s top five divisions able to match his assist return since moving to the Etihad Stadium in 2015.Neville has now paid him the ultimate compliment by likening him to Beckham, with both players possessing remarkable vision and the ability to conjure up opportunities with apparent ease.After watching De Bruyne lay on two more goals in City’s 5-0 demolition of 10-man Liverpool on Saturday, Neville said in his podcast for Sky Sports: “Kevin De Bruyne has sensational quality, he really has.”I played with a fantastic crosser and passer of a ball in terms of accuracy, David Beckham, and De Bruyne reminds me of him a lot.”He is deliberate and precise, it looks like every cross lands on a sixpence, like he is aiming for the recipient.”Too many times you see people cross and aim for an area or zone in the box, but De Bruyne has got the quality and precision to pick people out.Kevin De Bruyne David Beckham Gary Neville“David Beckham was like that, it’s brilliant to watch. De Bruyne’s performance was a polar opposite to the lack of quality Liverpool had in the final third.”De Bruyne’s pass for [Sergio] Aguero’s opener and the cross to [Gabriel] Jesus for City’s second ensured it was going to be a comfortable second half for Manchester City.”Since joining City for £55 million from Wolfsburg, former Chelsea star De Bruyne has provided 29 assists for grateful team-mates – with only Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen (30) topping that total.last_img

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