Kevin De Bruyne put in another spectacular performance during Manchester City’s 2-1 Champions League win over Napoli to continue what has been a fabulous start to the season.
The Belgium international has scored two goals and provided seven assists in City’s opening 11 Premier League and Champions League matches, playing a vital role in their early domination on all fronts.
City have the best goal difference of any team in Europe’s top-five leagues and De Bruyne is tipped by many to be a major contender for Premier League Player of the Year.
The 26-year-old spanked the woodwork with a fine first-time shot from distance but it was his assist for Gabriel Jesus’s goal, which turned out to be the winner, that really caught the eye of Owen Hargreaves.
A fine low ball from the right-hand side allowed the Brazilian to tap in, to put City 2-0 up after Raheem Sterling’s earlier strike.
And former Bayern Munich midfielder Hargreaves compared his passing ability to legendary Manchester United stars Paul Scholes and David Beckham.
‘He’s the best,’Hargreaves told BT Sport. ‘He’s the best passer of the ball for goals I’ve seen in a long time.
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‘Paul Scholes was the best short range passer, for me, David Beckham was the best long range passer.
‘His passing for goals, almost like one bounce and into people… I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone do that before.’