Neville: De Bruyne reminds me of Beckham

Date published: Sunday 10th September 2017 10:31

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says that Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne reminds him of his former teammate David Beckham.

De Bruyne was picked by Neville as Man of the Match in City’s 5-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime, contributing two assists.

Neville poured praise on the 26-year-old Belgian, who has played slightly deeper than normal so far this season.

“Kevin de Bruyne has sensational quality, he really has,” Neville said on the Sky Sports Gary Neville Podcast.

“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.”

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