Pep Guardiola: 'Kevin De Bruyne is an example to everyone'

Pep Guardiola: 'Kevin De Bruyne is an example to everyone'

After war at Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho demanded they turn their music down, here the big noise came after Dele Alli - in spiteful fashion - tried silencing Kevin De Bruyne.

"He's a special guy in terms of having the ball, but he's also someone who arrives really well in the box, as he did for the goal today", Guardiola said of Gundogan.

The England full-back's arrival was one of five major signings secured early in the close season by City - a coordinated and efficient approach that paved the way for their on-going unbeaten start to the Premier League season and 11-point lead at the summit.

"You see him how he runs without the ball, he's a good example for the young players and for our academy, for Phil Foden, for Brahim (Diaz), they know how good Kevin De Bruyne is".

Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 4-1 by Manchester City.

"We are on a good streak, but in three days we have another one".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is effusive in his praise for midfielder Kevin De Bruyne following his man-of-the-match display during the 4-1 win over Tottenham.

"He gives us the chance to show others how one of the best players runs like a player in the Conference, and when this happens it's easier for the manager of the club". We work a lot, the players know that.

"I've been through tough times and especially games like today, where you are able to improve self-confidence, are very important for me at the moment".

"Look, I'm not going to talk about individual names today because it's not fair", said the Argentinian, whose team slipped from fourth to seventh. "It was an incredible performance".

"Without the ball we are a humble team".

The Chilean is out of contract in the summer and Goal understands that City remain interested in bringing him to the Etihad Stadium, either in January or on a free at the end of the season.

"Some giggles followed before he added: "[Ask me about matters] on the pitch, you know.transfer window is for winter time.