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Ilkay Gundogan sends message to Manchester City fans following debut

What a great guy!

Ilkay Gundogan is an instant fan favorite at Manchester City after his amazing debut for the Citizens on Wednesday's 4-0 win against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League group stage opener.

After being out for five months with a knee injury, Gundogan played 80 minutes and bossed the midfield, displaying all of the qualities that made Pep Guardiola request him as his first and most important signing this summer. The German was obviously very happy with his performance, and he took to Twitter to send the City fans a "Thank you" message for their support:

"Hi guys, I just wanted to say thank you. Thanks for all the support over the last months, for always believing in me. [Wednesday] was a very special night for me, a very special game back after a few months, such a great performance from the team, such a great night for all of us. Let's try to keep all the good work, try to believe in ourselves and let's try to win our next games. I hope you keep supporting us and stand always with us. Cheers!"

What a guy. What a player. What a signing.