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Fernandinho allows Manchester City to attack in numbers.
Fernandinho allows Manchester City to attack in numbers..


As impressive Man City have been going forward you could make a case that their best signing of the summer was the Brazilian defensive midfielder signed from Shaktar Donetsk.

Although much more than a spoiler himself, Fernandinho's defensive work allows for the attacking talents of Serious Aguero, David Silva, Jesus Navas and Yaya Toure to flourish.

Even James Milner, who has often been derided as a workhorse, has been able to show his attacking talents more regularly thanks to Fernandinho's excellent defensive work.

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