Opinion: Manuel Akanji is the perfect package for Manchester City

Manuel Akanji was a last minute choice and the signing for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, but he has really impressed so far since joining the team.

In the three games Manchester City have played with Akanji in the squad, they have conceded one goal. The Swiss international is calm personified and a real option at the heart of the defense going forward.

Pep Guardiola may have a dilemma in the hands of the centre-half, but that’s usually the managers’ biggest problem.

Manuel Akanji has impressed for Manchester City so far.

John Stones was inserted at the right rear to cover the injured Kyle Walker, but will he face a problem when Walker is fit? Aymeric Laporte will need a few weeks to get back to full fitness, so the choice Pep Guardiola will have to think about is who starts? John Stones or Manuel Akanji.

Manchester City are three from three since Akanji entered the line-up and drew ahead of their opener against Aston Villa with Stones in defence. The question must be on Pep Guardiola’s mind.

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Will Manuel Akanji start ahead of John Stones against Manchester United?

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Manchester City face their toughest test so far this season against Manchester United on October 1, and the choice of centre-back the manager goes with will be an interesting choice to consider.

Akanji was powerful and composed, and brings real pace and control to the baseline alongside Ruben Dias.

A smart signing from Manchester City and again good work from the recruitment team.

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