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Shay Given praises Ederson

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The Manchester City goalkeeper is said to be one of the best ball-playing keepers in the world of football

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes has been playing in the English Premier League since 2017.

He has appeared in 47 occasions with the Citizens.

And former Ireland international Shay Given has said he’s one of the best in the world.

“He’s still relatively young in goalkeeping terms and he’s still improving,” Given told the club’s official website.

“He’s been a great signing, there’s no getting away from that fact, and he was probably a bit of an unknown when he signed.”

“But the job he’s done, winning the Premier League and, of course, his style, which fits with how Guardiola wants to play, tells you everything,” he commented.

“For me, Ederson is the best in the world with the ball at his feet and I’m not saying that lightly.”

“There are some great goalkeepers – [Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen, [Manuel] Neuer – but for me, he’s just so comfortable with the ball at his feet,” he added.

“It’s exactly how Pep wants to play and when City have the ball, Ederson basically becomes an outfield player, and he may as well chuck the gloves in the goal because he’s so good with his feet!”