MANCHESTER UNITED legend Paul Scholes has lauded Kevin de Bruyne as ‘probably the best’ midfielder in the world.
Scholes waxed lyrical over De Bruyne’s performance in the derbyCredit: Getty
De Bruyne scored twice in the 4-1 rout against Man UtdCredit: AP
The 30-year-old Belgian has helped City top the Premier League table, scoring nine goals and laying on three assists along the way.
And his stunning performance at the Etihad had fellow midfielder Scholes drooling.
He gushed to Premier League productions: “He’s the best midfielder in the Premier League, probably the best in the world.
“I can’t think of anybody else who touches him. He does everything. It’s alright when these footballers are great passers and keep possession well, but this lad scores goals, he makes goals, he defends, his passes are brilliant.
“He’s got absolutely everything you want in a top-class midfielder and it’s difficult to stop them because you’ve got three or four of them.
“You think of Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden. They’ve got a great team and they come from everywhere.”
Scholes went on to hail De Bruyne for ‘thinking about a goal’ every time he picks up the ball.
The playmaker has scored 50 goals and provided 82 assists in just 201 career Premier League games.
Scholes continued: “They’ll score goals. Every time he gets the ball, he is thinking about a goal.
“He’s thinking about scoring or assisting a goal and that’s a great attitude to have.”
De Bruyne’s attention now turns to Europe, with City in action against Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday evening.
Pep Guardiola’s side take a 5-0 lead into the last-sixteen second leg after a stunning performance in the Portuguese capital two weeks ago.
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