Shay Given has praised Ederson after Manchester City defeated Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s team put up an incredible display, particularly in the second half.
Erling Haaland scored twice, and Phil Foden also registered a goal.
Given that they had just witnessed victories against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, it was a true statement win for City.
Maintaining a competitive edge over the north London teams atop the Premier League table was crucial for City.
Yesterday, City had so many excellent individual performances.
Fans and commentators have heaped accolades on Bernardo Silva in particular for his total command of the game.
Jack Grealish had an excellent outing as well.
However, Shay Given decided to give recognition to a player on Match of the Day 2 who hasn’t received much attention since the game concluded.
Shay Given praises Ederson, the goalie for Manchester City, for his performance against Manchester United
Haaland made headlines with his two goals and Foden’s assist yesterday.
Additionally, Bernardo has received numerous compliments.
However, Given thought that Ederson, a £35 million star, deserved some recognition for his efforts from yesterday.
As is usually the case, the Brazilian made a spectacular save in the first half and had excellent distribution.
“I’d like to pick out Ederson,” Given stated during Match of the Day 2. This man is truly exceptional. I genuinely believe he could play in midfield for Man City, and I’m not just stating this. Players are removed from the game as it moves quickly there.
“This is the pass of the season, in my opinion,” Julian Alvarez said in the second half. He removes six opponents from the match. Man City is now attacking as they are all scrambling back to their own goal. There are eleven outfield players in the game.
“I don’t believe he dropped the ball once today. It’s simply enjoyable to watch.
Ederson is a unique person.
Ederson’s performance yesterday was somewhat overshadowed by the superb play of so many of City’s real outfield players.
However, his save against Scott McTominay was vitally important. It might have been a very different game if that had been in.
But he made excellent use of the ball. According to Sofascore, he completed 31/39 passes and 11/19 long balls, which is quite well.
The Brazilian has an unbelievable passing range. He is vital to City’s style of play and can execute any pass.