There is an aura to a Manchester City legend and it was evident against Newcastle

There is an aura to Manchester City legend Kevin De Bruyne and it was evident in his team’s win against Newcastle. All of the all-time greats have it and it was on show when he entered the pitch in City’s 3-2 win against Eddie Howe’s side.

De Bruyne’s arrival against Newcastle changed last weekend’s game. He scored City’s equaliser and provided the assist for Oscar Bobb’s sensational last-minute winner. But on top of his performance, his arrival marked a change in the game and the atmosphere at St.James Park. His introduction lifted his teammates and there was a noticeable change in Newcastle’s players and crowd. An all-time great had entered the pitch and all in attendance knew it. The rest is history as the Manchester City legend inspired his team to a crucial win.

There is an aura attached to the very best and Kevin De Bruyne sits comfortably in the category. In an interview shared on the FIFPRO X account City captain Kyle Walker said De Bruyne belongs in the same category as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. It isn’t a stretch to put De Bruyne alongside those modern-day legends. His influence on a game and his side is such that he sits comfortably at the same table as the pair.

Manchester City and football fans waited 5 months to see the City legend back on the pitch in the Premier League. He arrived and brought with him his undoubted talents and an aura that one of the greatest to do it had returned. It sets the stage for an enthralling second half of the season.

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