Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was in imperious form as the Citizens thrashed Watford 8-0 at the Etihad yesterday afternoon.
The Belgian laid one on a plate for David Silva’s opening goal with a peach of a cross just 60 seconds into the match. He then provided the assist for Bernardo Silva’s hat-trick before firing in a stunning effort to seal a fantastic win.
Fans on Twitter are running out of superlatives for De Bruyne with many simply rating him as the best midfielder in the world:
He's unplayable at the minute. Still think Messi and Ronaldo are dining out on previous form this season.
— Adam Barrett (@bazige) 22 September 2019
It's the best, there's nothing to discuss 🤙🏼💙
— rafa ᵐᶜᶠᶜ (@rafaellakdb) 22 September 2019
— Henry Tetteh (@HenryK26862439) 22 September 2019
No one comes close to him in midfield
— Danny (@DanHubsMUFC) 22 September 2019
Kev was fabulous yesterday and that goal a stunner 👍💙💙💙
— eileen mayall (@aveagudun) 22 September 2019
30 assists 2019-2020
— Mus cityzens (@MusCityzens) 22 September 2019
Kevin wow 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— FootballbyRetards• (@retardfooty) 21 September 2019
If he stay injury free this season, he could reach 30+ assist .
— Akun Pemerintah (@lordsalty57_) 22 September 2019
Best midfielder in the world rn
— BABAJIDE BOLT (@don_berba_jay) 22 September 2019
Based on his stats for this season, it’s hard to argue otherwise. The 28-year-old now has two goals and eight assists in just eight appearances this campaign.
The only competitive game where De Bruyne has failed to create or score a goal was when he was named on the bench in the 3-2 defeat to Norwich.
With the form that he is currently in, manager Pep Guardiola will find it hard to keep him out of the starting eleven.