‘He was brilliant’… Micah Richards left stunned by one Man City player’s performance against Burnley

‘He was brilliant’… Micah Richards left stunned by one Man City player’s performance against Burnley

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Published on 2024-02-02 12:30:00

Manchester City legend Micah Richards recently heaped praise on midfielder Matheus Nunes for his outstanding performance against Burnley in their recent Premier League match. The Citizens secured a 3-1 victory against Vincent Kompany’s side on Wednesday, with a sensational display from the Portuguese international.

While Julian Alvarez and Rodri got their names on the scoresheet, it was Matheus Nunes’ performance that caught the eye of the former City defender Richards. Speaking on ‘The Rest Is Football’ podcast, Richards commended Nunes for his exceptional efforts on the pitch, stating, “Do you know who was really good for Man City yesterday? Matheus Nunes. He was really, really good. He was brilliant, wasn’t he?”

Richards went on to praise Nunes’ versatility as a ball-playing midfielder, highlighting his exceptional passing ability, dribbling skills, and tactical awareness. The former defender hailed Nunes’ professional, tactical, and technical performance against Burnley, expressing admiration for the midfielder’s contribution to the team.

Nunes proved to be instrumental in City’s victory, contributing significantly to the team’s attacking prowess. With 82 touches of the ball and 53 successful passes out of 60 attempted, he showcased his masterful command of the midfield. Moreover, Nunes provided the assist for City’s opening goal and created four key passes, earning himself an impressive overall match rating of 7.6/10 from SofaScore.

Richards’ admiration for Nunes’ performance is justified given the midfielder’s influential role in the game. The Portuguese international’s contributions were vital in helping City secure another important victory in the Premier League. With such a remarkable display, Nunes has undoubtedly solidified his position as a key player in Pep Guardiola’s squad.

Overall, Nunes’ outstanding performance against Burnley has garnered widespread acclaim, with both fans and pundits recognizing his incredible talent and the significant impact he has had on the team. As his influence continues to grow, Nunes is poised to play an integral role in City’s pursuit of success across multiple competitions.

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