Ederson's distribution is brilliant vs Man Utd.

Video of Ederson's distribution vs Manchester United has emerged

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The role of a goalkeeper has certainly changed in recent years.

Just being a good shot-stopper isn’t enough anymore.

Nowadays, it’s almost as important for a goalkeeper to be responsible for starting attacks with their excellent distribution and their ability with the ball at their feet is imperative.

It’s why we’re seeing crazy transfer fees for goalkeepers these days.

Liverpool signed Alisson from Roma for £67 million, before Chelsea splashed £71 million on Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Twelve months before that, though, Manchester City spent £35 million on Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson.

Ederson had a brilliant debut season at the Etihad and helped the Citizens dominate the Premier League.

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

And he looks to be doing exactly the same this campaign.

Pep Guardiola’s side have already established a two-point cushion at the top of the league after 10 wins from their 12 matches so far.

Despite giving away two penalties in City’s previous two league matches, Ederson has played a big role in their good start.

Cardiff City v Manchester City - Premier League

Now, a video has emerged of his performance during last Sunday’s Manchester derby.

But it doesn’t focus on his saves. Instead, it looks at his passing and distribution - and it’s remarkable.


Take a look:

Just look at some of those pings.

One of Ederson’s passes was so good during the first-half that co-commentator Gary Neville branded it a “joke” - and in a good way.

The pass in question featured Ederson being closed down by Jesse Lingard and, with no backlift, chipped the ball over the head to Anthony Martial to Kyle Walker.





If only he could stop being rash and conceding penalties - like he did against both Southampton and Man Utd - then he'll be considered one of the best 'keepers in world football.

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