This Manchester City star is a genius – Garth Crooks

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BBC pundit Garth Crooks has hailed the performance of Kevin De Bruyne in Manchester City’s 4-0 victory over Bournemouth and believes De Bruyne is a genius.

De Bruyne scored Manchester City’s second and his first of the season in the victory over Bournemouth.

Crooks told BBC: “For his goal, De Bruyne shifted Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly so comprehensively to his left, and precisely where the defender didn’t want to go, leaving the Belgium superstar with enough room to dispatch his finish with class and precision.

“I haven’t seen a shimmy as good as that since George Best sent West Ham’s John McDowell three different ways in one move.

“What De Bruyne has in common with Best is that he is as comfortable with the ball on his right or left side, it doesn’t really matter to him. That’s what you get with genius.”