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Cancelo on the City's best - Neville

Wed 06 January 2021 | 13:19

Gary Neville believes that Cancelo has been one of City's best of the season

Manchester United legend Gary Neville praised Joao Cancelo as one of

City

's best.

The Portuguese defender, who made just 13 appearances for Guardiola last season, has been in the starting line-up this season and has had some good performances. Cancelo has been in the starting line-up for 11 of 15 games this season, covering left-back, and now, in the absence of Kyle Walker, he performed well in the right-back position.

While Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko did not perform well in the squad, Cancelo was one of the best, and Neville praised him.

"I had him at Valencia for that period of time I was there and I have to say, I absolutely loved him,"

Neville said during commentary.

"He was very young at the time and just emerging, but I played him every single game, sometimes as a right-winger. He was young at the time, but he was brilliant.

"His athleticism, his quality, his enthusiasm to play football, was fantastic. I always knew he’d play for some of the biggest clubs. He went to Juventus, and for Inter Milan as well."

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