Gary Neville: Kevin De Bruyne reminds me of a former Manchester United teammate

Gary Neville has compared Manchester City assists king Kevin De Bruyne to his former Manchester United teammate David Beckham, after another excellent performance in today’s 5-0 mauling of Liverpool.

KDB, who was named Man of the Match here at City Watch and by our followers on Twitter, created a host of chances and picked up two assists in a complete performance.

And speaking on his podcast, Neville explained why he rates De Bruyne so highly and why the 26-year-old reminds him of Beckham.

“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.

“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 Aguero’s opener and the cross to Jesus for City’s second ensured it was going to be a comfortable second half for Manchester City.”

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