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Michael Owen names the best four passers in Premier League history - in order

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The Premier League season of 2017/18 will be remembered for Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne emerging as one of the world's finest players.

The Belgian has always impressed after his £55m move from Wolfsburg in 2015, but the levels he has reached this season are pretty ridiculous.

He is comfortably he favourite to claim the PFA Player of the Year, despite the fact Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Tottenham's Harry Kane have been scoring goals for fun.

Well, seven goals, 14 assists and so many man-of-the-match awards reflect that De Bruyne has certainly been number one.

The key weapon in his game is his outrageous passing range, providing some assists this season that almost defy the laws of physics.

But, where does he rank among the other great passers of the Premier League era? Both Danny Murphy and Jamie Redknapp rank De Bruyne as the best.

And, it turns out that duo have now become a trio, with Michael Owen naming what he thinks are the best four passers in Premier League history, with De Bruyne leading the way ahead of three Manchester United legends.

OWEN'S PASSING QUARTET

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Talking with Owen Hargreaves, he said: “De Bruyne, Scholes, Giggs, Beckham would be my order," he responds when asked to rank the four."

Hargreaves adds: "To be in that company already just shows you how great he’s performing."

Wow, praise of the highest order.

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Some may suggest that Owen's comments are simply reactionary to De Bruyne's stellar form and you simply cannot place him on the list yet due to the fact that he needs to prove his class over a longer time period.

Others names that could also be included at his expense would be teammate David Silva and Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, with the two Spaniards lighting up the division with their passing for a few more seasons that the Belgian.

Nevertheless, if De Bruyne does keep performing as he is on a consistent basis for a few years, he will establish himself as a true legend in English football.

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Premier League
Kevin De Bruyne
Paul Scholes
Ryan Giggs
Manchester United
Football
Manchester City
David Beckham

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