Ruben Dias: The Wall of Manchester City

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Arguably, Manchester City’s Ruben Dias is one of the most successful center back’s in English Premier League. He is instrumental in Manchester City’s title-winning run. Thus, he is solid defensively and equally confident playing the ball out from the back.

Ruben Dias operates from the right side of the defence. There is a balance of defence that will come playing alongside left-footed Aymeric Laporte. The range of passing from right to left will not only benefits the fullbacks, but the wingers too.

Dias is adept at picking out teammates from a distance with his long ball passing. He further looks to play a pass, the likelihood of a defender denying a forward increase. But for City, he has scored just four counter-attacking goals since the start of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign. This weapon in his arsenal will afford Guardiola’s side a further goal scoring threat.

Ruben Dias: The Heart of Manchester City’s defence line.

Dias has been on the radar of Europe’s top teams in recent months and he looks a good fit for City, particularly in the wake of their 5-2 thumping at the hands of Leicester over the weekend. But the time will tell whether or not they panicked into splurging on the Portugal international this window.

For his exceptional performances, Ruben Dias is awarded Footballer of the Year. His defensive prowess was also a huge catalyst in City reaching the UEFA Champions League final. Although it was his first season in the EPL, Ruben Dias did not take long to get accustomed to the fast-paced and physical nature of English football.

Ruben Dias has played club football for many teams such as Benfica, Benfica B, and now he is playing for Citizens. The Portuguese centre back has also represented his country at various youth levels like U17, U19, & U21.

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