Ruben Dias joined Manchester Metropolis from Benfica final 12 months and was a mainstay of Pep Guardiola’s protection as he helped the membership win the Premier League title.
Manchester Metropolis defender Ruben Dias. (Reuters Photograph)
- Guardiola says defender Ruben Dias added to management group
- Metropolis supervisor backs Ruben to be one among 5 gamers sharing captain’s armband
- Ruben Dias joined Manchester Metropolis from Benfica final 12 months
Manchester Metropolis’s supervisor Pep Guardiola mentioned centre-back Ruben Dias might be one among 5 gamers sharing the captain’s armband this season.
The Portugal defender joined Metropolis from Benfica final 12 months and was a mainstay of Guardiola’s protection as he helped the membership win the Premier League title.
He was named Premier League Participant of the Season in addition to England’s Footballer of the Yr in a stellar debut marketing campaign, led the crew in Wednesday’s 6-3 thrashing of RB Leipzig within the Champions League.
“Everybody needs to be their very own chief,” Guardiola advised the membership web site on Friday. “Each season we make the collection of captains. The gamers and backroom workers make the choice.
“Eleven months and one week we’re all right here collectively and so they know who’re the perfect to symbolize the crew. All of us select our 5 captains.”
Dias, 24, mentioned he was proud to be named one of many captains and prepared for the duty.
“It’s undoubtedly a giant duty and I’ll do my finest to be there for everybody,” he mentioned.
Metropolis, fifth on the desk after 4 matches, hosts Southampton on Saturday.
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