Matheus Nunes makes an immediate impact in first start for Manchester City

Matheus Nunes made an immediate impact during his first start for Manchester. The Portuguese midfielder was given his first start by Pep Guardiola in City’s Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade.

Nunes was signed by City from Wolverhampton Wanderers on the last day of the summer transfer window. He brought with him a wealth of international experience with Portugal, Champions League experience with Sporting Lison, plus Premier League experience from his time at Wolves.

All of this was evident in his first start for the European champions. He slotted seamlessly into City’s midfield with Rodri, Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez. The Portuguese international looked right at home with the European champions. His hard work and poise when in possession complemented Rodri’s graft and drive, and Julian Alvarez’s creativity perfectly.

He was also a threat going forward. Matheus Nunes had more touches in the opposition box than any other player on the pitch. Squawka had Nunes registering 13 touches in the Red Star Belgrade penalty area.

This coupled with his passing accuracy makes Matheus Nunes another dangerous part of the Manchester City set-up. He completed 97% of his passes during the game. He is a complete midfielder and adds another string to Pep Guardiola’s side bow.

Whilst only at the early stages of his Manchester City career, it’s clear to all why the treble winners and Pep Guardiola were so keen to add him to the European champions squad.

If his performance against Red Star Belgrade is the standard Matheus Nunes performs at for City, he may be looked back upon as another shred piece for business by City.

Tags Julian Alvarez Manchester City Matheus Nunes Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Portugal Red Star Belgrade Rodri Sporting Lisbon UEFA Champions League Wolverhampton Wanderers