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He won’t even get in the team! Ex-Man Utd star in extraordinary blast at big-money Man City signing

Bold claims from former Man Utd ace.

Former Manchester United and Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves has expressed the view that £55m summer signing Kevin De Bruyne may not get into the starting XI at the Etihad Stadium.

The Belgian international became City’s club-record signing this summer, having impressed hugely in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg last season.

However, Hargreaves has questioned whether or not the 24-year-old will command a place in Manuel Pellegrini’s team, saying the number ten role is surely David Silva’s to lose.

“The team won’t be built around him at City,” the ex-England midfielder is quoted in the Daily Mail. “It’s built around Yaya Toure, David Silva and Sergio Aguero. It’ll be interesting how he fits in.

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“Kevin is proven when he plays his position, in Belgium he was terrific, he went to Chelsea and it didn’t work out, but he was played out wide.

“He went on loan to Bremen, terrific. Then went to Wolfsburg, terrific. He’s proven if you play him in the right place he’ll do a job for you.

“At Chelsea he didn’t do what he normally does, he played out wide. And he’ll probably play out wide for City now.”

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