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Bacary Sagna has hailed Kevin De Bruyne as he compiled his ultimate footballer using the attributes of teammates past and present.

Current City stars, Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Yaya Toure also feature in the Frenchman's perfect player, while former Arsenal colleagues Emmanuel Adebayor, Mathieu Flamini and Theo Walcott's skills are included.

Sagna opted for De Bruyne’s right foot and justified the midfielder’s inclusion with several compliments.

“He's a genius. He can do everything. He makes a massive difference to our team,” he said.

Tipping him as a manager of the future, the full back recognised Kompany’s passion, while the Spaniard and Ivorian are the top picks in the left foot and vision departments.

There’s space too for the on-loan Eliaqium Mangala, with Bacary explaining that a training ground collision with the physically imposing centre-half was like running into a brick wall.