– Xavi Hernandez has selected his best manager, defender and midfielder

– The former midfielder general snubbed teammate Carles Puyol for Liverpool star

– The 40-year-old won two European Championships and the World Cup in 2010

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Xavi Hernandez is regarded as one of the best midfielders that ever played the game during his lengthy spell with Barcelona.

The 40-year-old now manages a Qatari side Al Sadd since he retired from active football and has been tipped as future boss of La Blaugrana.

The World Cup winner believes Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne who scored 16 goals and 23 assists is the best midfielder in the world.

Xavi Hernandez picks Pep, De Bruyne, Van Dijk as best coach, midfielder, defender

Xavi Hernandez picks Pep, De Bruyne, Van Dijk as best coach, midfielder, defender.
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Despite not winning the Premier League title season, Xavi believes the stand-out midfielder across Europe is the Belgian star.

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Xavi was quoted by Sport Bible:

“Kevin de Bruyne, from Manchester City, seems to me on another level, brutal, he is able to make a difference. He is the best midfielder in the world and relatively young.”

The former Spain international also stated that City boss Pep Guardiola the best manager in the world having won many trophies working together at the Camp Nou.

Pep has won two Premier League titles since his arrival at the Etihad from Bayern Munich in 2016 and a hat-trick of EFL Cups on the bounce.

Xavi added: “Pep is the best manager in the world. He has given a twist to our sport.

“He is very good for what he transmits and his leadership ability. In addition, the way he convinced us, he is very good.”

Xavi surprisingly snubbed his fellow Barca teammate Carles Puyol and picked Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk as his best defender because of his leadership qualities.

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“I would choose Van Dijk due to his leadership, physical strength and good technical ability.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Raheem Sterling showed some love to two homeless women while he dropped by to buy takeaway food at a restaurant on Christmas day, The Sun.

The Man City forward spotted the women while he went to buy burger and chicken and decided to get £40 worth of food for the pair.

Owner of the restaurant Wasib Arif who got a tip of £20 gave an account of what happened.

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