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Expect more mistakes from risk-taker Bravo, says Weaver

Manchester City's Claudio Bravo during training

Ex Manchester City keeper Nicky Weaver believes that City fans can expect more mistakes from new keeper Bravo.

Manchester City's Fernandinho and Claudio BravoCity beat rivals Manchester United 2-1 but all eyes were on Bravo

Former Manchester City goalkeeper Nicky Weaver, speaking exclusively to 888Sport, has spoken out about Claudio Bravo's nearly disastrous debut for Manchester City at the weekend.

Bravo's mistake resulted in Manchester United scoring their only goal in the derby, questions were also raised whether or not the keeper should have been sent off, when the 33-year-old lost control of the ball and lunged into Wayne Rooney.

Weaver, who played for City for ten years and left the club in 2007, said: "It wasn’t an ideal debut for him though he got away with it because they won.

"He made a mistake with the goal and whether he was to blame with a lack of communication or if it was John Stones only those two know but he’s the type of goalkeeper who plays on the edge, he plays high and takes risks. We can expect the odd mistake.

Manchester City's Claudio Bravo fumbles the ball before Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores their first goal

"He’s a vastly experienced goalkeeper with over a hundred caps and a couple of seasons at Barcelona and he will get caught a few times coming too advanced but that’s the kind of goalkeeper he is. He’s very good with his feet and the manager wants him.

"He’s had one game and looks a little bit shaky but if City win the title then it’s been a good decision to bring him in.”

City fans are rightly keeping a close eye on Bravo and his performances will be closely analysed. Bravo was bought by Pep Guardiola from Barcelona for £17.5 million this summer, and he replaced the man who has been City's number one keeper for years - two-time title winning stopper Joe Hart.

Manchester City's Claudio Bravo in action with Manchester United's Paul PogbaBravo will want to put last weekend's performance behind him

Hart also had his own difficult start for his new team Torino, also making a mistake which resulted in his side losing 2-1 to Atalanta.

The pressure will be on for Bravo to perform for City, Guardiola's team will face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League tonight.

Read the full 888sport interview with Nicky Weaver, including his opinion Joe Hart should return to play for Man City.

 

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