Manchester City fans give their verdict on Joao Cancelo's Shakhtar cameo

Fans of Manchester City  during the celebrations of becoming 2019 Champions after the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community...

Joao Cancelo made his first Champions League appearance for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City during a 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk.

Joao Cancelo in action at Manchester City Football Academy on August 28, 2019 in Manchester, England.

Manchester City fans were given a tantalising glimpse of the future during Wednesday night’s 3-0 Champions League win away at Shakhtar Donestk.

With the game wrapped up in a neat little package, with goals from Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus putting the error-prone Ukrainians to the sword, Joao Cancelo stepped off the bench to make just his second appearance in City colours – and his first since that 60-second cameo against Bournemouth.

And in just 10 minutes on the Metalurst Stadium, Cancelo has already won over the supporters desperate to see their new £60 million signing in action (the Sun).

Joao Cancelo of Juventus in action during the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford on October 23, 2018 in Manchester, United...

There is a reason why Cancelo has represented Benfica, Valencia, Inter Milan, Juventus and now Manchester City at the age just of 25, all the while earning 16 caps for the Portuguese national team, and a right-back who has the touch and class of a top-class number ten looks tailor made for Pep Guardiola.

The 2019 Serie A champion is the very definition of the modern-day full-back and with mistakes starting to creep into Kyle Walker’s game, this feels like the beginning of the Joao Cancelo era at Manchester City.

Joao Cancelo of Juventus (R) celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club de Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on March 12,...

 

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