McManaman says that Rodri is like Makelele for Man City.
in the summer of 2019 and he was acknowledged as a fuel for the team’s midfield in long term. He has played in 52 games for the Citizens and has helped
a lot since he joined the club.
Manchester City’s midfielder has been praised by
and he thinks that Rodri can be considered as one of the most important players of the team.
McManaman thinks that he has the playing style of
He just does a lot of the work that goes unnoticed by a lot of people. But I personally consider him to arguably the most important player on the field,"
McManaman told BT Sport
"I played at Real Madrid with a player called Claude Makelele, who of course we saw in the Premier League with Chelsea, and in the team we had a lot of star names who got all the glory, but the most important player bar none in the team was Makelele.
"He very rarely got the headlines and Rodri for me is exactly the same. Quite often it's Rodri's ball which leads to something and he gets the best out of Riyad Mahrez and others. He doesn't just play side to side, he provides a lot of forward passes as well."
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