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De Bruyne is Manchester City’s Messi, says Xavi

The Belgian is something special

Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Barcelona legend Xavi has revealed how impressed he has been by Manchester City this season, and in particular the form of Kevin De Bruyne.

Pep Guardiola’s side are 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and still yet to lose a game in the top flight this season.

Xavi says De Bruyne and David Silva are giving City something extra special that other teams simply cannot match.

“Pep’s teams win as teams, but even the most special sides need that player to look to when they need something special,” he said.

“At Barcelona we had it with Messi and this team Manchester City have it with De Bruyne.

“Every time he has the ball, you get the feeling that he is going to do something special with it.

“Not every game you can win 3-0 or 4-0, especially in the Champions League and that is when you need one moment of brilliance from a special player.

“David Silva is playing the best football of his career. I can see just from watching him he is learning off Pep.

“He is not a young player anymore, but when you have a player of such intelligence and such vision, it does not matter.”

Source | The Mirror

De Bruyne was at it again against Newcastle on Wednesday setting up Raheem Sterling for the only goal of the game, his ninth assist of the season already.