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VIDEO: Ruben Dias offers a defensive masterclass against United

Manchester United v Manchester City - Carabao Cup Semi Final
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We take a look at Manchester City’s Ruben Dias top performance against Manchester United at the EFL Cup.

Ruben Dias was undoubtedly one of the best players on the pitch at last Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup fixture. The Portuguese center-back created a perfect partnership with John Stones and also received praise from his teammate.

“It’s a pleasure to play with him, how well he’s done coming into the club straight away playing so many games, playing so well,” said the English defender. “Hopefully we can keep moving forward.”

Ruben Dias has started on 19 occasions since arriving in Manchester last October. In fact, the 23-year-old was considered as the Citizens’ Player of the Month on his second month with the club. His leadership skills and attentive positioning have been highly praised by football pundits and Pep Guardiola. The City manager also claimed Dias is an ‘outstanding’ player.

The Portugal international was immaculate at the Manchester derby. Moreover, one of his most remarkable moments included a play where Dias anticipated a penalty box run from an attacker, preventing him from taking a shot at Ederson’s goal.

Watch below a breakdown of Ruben Dias’s positioning in just one attacking play from Manchester United.