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‘Perfect for City’ – United legend hails Blues star

Manchester United and England legend Gary Neville has hailed new City signing Joao Cancelo, saying he is the perfect signing for the Blues.

Neville managed Cancelo during his time at Valencia, and remains full of praise for the right-back.

The 25-year-old joined Manchester City from Juventus in a player plus cash deal which saw Danilo go the other way. He has been rated as among the best full-backs in the world for years now, and City might be the perfect stepping stone to establish himself as the best.

Talking about the Portugal international, Neville admitted that City’s play style makes him the pefect fit, saying he will be phenomenal.

“I absolutely love him to bits,” said Neville on Sky Bet’s Big Premier League Debate.

“To be fair, when I was at Valencia I wanted United to sign him, at the time they could have got him for £25m and he went to Inter Milan.

“Cancelo is perfect for City. He’s a winger, a goalscorer, assist maker, he’s a right-back! You’re going to lose a bit defensively in terms of a back four because he’ll never be there, I promise you that.

“The coach before and after played him at right winger. I always played Cancelo, I absolutely loved him – his professionalism, his enthusiasm for the game, he’s really intense, trains like you wouldn’t believe.

“He’s a brilliant signing for City. He probably wouldn’t do as well at other clubs with more of a rigid back four but for City he will be phenomenal.”