WHO wants Kylian Mbappe?
Manchester Metropolis have recurrently been linked with the £165 million French World Cup winner since he burst onto the scene at Monaco.
And no surprise – the Paris Saint Germain teen is extensively thought to be one of the best teenager on the earth.
However in Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane the English champs have already got two gamers who can problem him for the highest honours sooner or later.
The Metropolis large males – who’re additionally shut buddies off the pitch – have been scoring objectives, creating possibilities and customarily working defenders ragged in latest weeks.
And the duo will really feel they’ve a rating to settle this weekend after the Purple Devils spoiled Metropolis’s title celebration with a win on the Etihad in April.
Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva performed alongside Mbappe, 19, throughout their days collectively at Monaco.
And he can see sufficient similarities with the Metropolis large pair to make him suppose they are often talked about in the identical bracket.
The £43 million man mentioned: “Kylian was a improbable participant for us and now he’s doing very effectively for PSG, clearly for France as effectively and he gained the World Cup with them.
“However right here at Manchester Metropolis we’ve got two excellent gamers, Raheem and Leroy, and each amongst one of the best gamers within the league. It’s wonderful for us to have them with us.
“I believe all of them have the expertise to win the massive prizes.
“The three of them are younger, Raheem, 23, Leroy is 22 and Kylian is 19, so yeah, very younger gamers and so they can nonetheless enhance lots.
“With Raheem and Leroy, they rating, they at all times work lots for the group to create one thing.
“Since I’ve arrived they’ve been among the many key gamers for the group and I simply hope they’ll maintain going this fashion.”
Bernardo – who has been excellent for Pep Guardiola’s males this season – can see the similarities between his former team-mate and his present ones.
He mentioned: “When you’re 18, 19, you normally simply wish to benefit from the soccer, to dribble and Kylian doesn’t have that mentality.
“He has that mentality to attain objectives which isn’t regular for his age and I believe that’s what makes him a improbable participant.
“Not solely does he wish to be on the ball and have enjoyable, however he desires to attain objectives and at all times is aware of which course he desires to go.
“That’s what makes him particular – he has that drive and ambition.However Raheem and Leroy have that too.
“I believe they’re higher than have been final season and that’s what they should do. They maintain enhancing in all areas and I hope they maintain going this fashion.”
Like most of their Metropolis team-mates, Sane and Sterling will little doubt bear in mind the occasions of April 7 on the Etihad very clearly.
Guardiola’s males raced right into a two purpose half-time lead in opposition to their neighbours – understanding a win would see them clinch the title.
The champagne was already on ice – just for United to storm again and win the sport Three-2, which means the celebration rapidly fell flat.
Bernardo advised Sport360: “It harm slightly bit as a result of we wished to win that recreation and the Premier League title in opposition to them on that day.
“But it surely’s forgotten, it’s prior to now. Now we simply wish to win on Sunday and get three extra factors which is the necessary factor.
“I performed two derbies final season, gained one, misplaced one and it’s a particular recreation, particularly for the followers as a result of it means a lot for them.
“They really feel it lots and love this sort of recreation. I simply hope, right here at dwelling, we may give our followers the win. Final 12 months we have been unable to do this, however this season I hope we will.”
Having pocketed his first English medals final season, Bernardo is hungry for extra and admits he makes use of a former United icon as his inspiration.
The midfield ace is a world pal of Cristiano Ronaldo – who gained three Premier League titles throughout his unforgettable six years in England.
Bernardo mentioned: “After we went to the World Cup with the nationwide group, Cristiano congratulated me then.
“I simply hope I can maintain profitable titles and titles like he did.
“I believe this group has the ambition and high quality to do it and hopefully we’ll work very arduous to win some extra trophies this season, subsequent season after which the following season.
“The key is just not solely the standard of the gamers and the employees, however the ambition and want of the gamers.
“We’re all younger gamers and have this want to do extra. We maintain being hungry to win trophies and that’s a very powerful factor.”
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