“He’s sharp and strong” – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City star for performance against Club America

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hailed Kevin De Bruyne for his Man of the Match performance in the 2-1 victory over Club America on Thursday.

De Bruyne scored both goals for Manchester City against Club America and Guardiola believes the Belgian has picked up where he left off last season.

After recovering from injury last summer, the midfielder went on to grab 19 goals and 14 assists in all competitions.

Guardiola said: “Last pre-season he arrived in bad conditions because of injuries.

“He took a long time to get his best condition but the start of this season was the opposite.

“We saw in sessions he’s sharp and strong and he continued with the same level as last season, it was his best season in terms of scoring goals and he’s started really well.”