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"Best Midfielder in the World" - Man City's invincible Rodri

"Best Midfielder in the World" - Man City's invincible Rodri



"Best Midfielder in the World" - Man City's invincible Rodri



59 games. 395 days. That's when Manchester City midfielder Rodri last tasted defeat in blue.


City's 3-1 win over Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on Sunday means the 27-year-old is now on the longest unbeaten run in all competitions of any Premier League player past or present.


"It is difficult to understand what we have done in recent years without him. It would've been difficult," City boss Pep Guardiola told the club's website last month.


The run surpasses that of former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho (58 games), with Rodri's last loss in a City shirt coming against Tottenham in February 2023 - although it does include City's defeat on penalties by Arsenal in the Community Shield.


In that time City have won the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup along with the Uefa Super Cup and the Club World Cup, while Rodri was also part of the Spain team that won the Nations League.


The holding midfielder signed from Atletico Madrid in 2019 for £62.5m in the hope that he would eventually step into the boots of former captain Fernandinho.


Like his predecessor, Rodri's role at City is one that tends to fly under the radar, with the likes of Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne taking the headlines. But according to players, pundits and his manager along with the stats, his significance in City's exploits in recent years cannot be overstated.

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