Manchester City fans have reacted on X (also known as Twitter) after Matheus Nunes made his debut in the 3-1 win over West Ham.
The Portugal international made his first appearance for the Citizens at the London Stadium following a £53m move from Wolves on transfer deadline day.
Manchester City fans react to Matheus Nunes debut
Well, the 25-year-old was introduced by Pep Guardiola in the 67th minute in place of Phil Foden, as Manchester City were being held 1-1 by West Ham.
Nunes helped to swing the game in Manchester City’s favour, as Bernardo Silva scored to make it 2-1 just nine minutes after the £53m new boy entered the fray.
One Manchester City supporter felt that the Portuguese maestro showed signs that he can control the midfield under Guardiola, while also adding that he is clearly “excellent” at driving forward with the ball.
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Another fan added that Nunes was “quietly effective” at the London Stadium.
That is a very appropriate way to describe the Manchester City No.27’s debut.
As WhoScored shows, Nunes did not actually register a single shot, key pass, dribble, tackle or interception against the Hammers, but he was still able to make an impact with his movement and link up play.
Played for a few minutes but showed early signs that he can control and play well in that midfield. Versatile, excellent at carrying the ball and a dynamic player.— EVIL EYE (@MCFCEVIL) September 17, 2023
Matheus Nunes is going to deliver at Man City and am happy we got him. pic.twitter.com/dau5CI52U3
Doku impressive. Didn’t let his head go after giving the ball away for the first goal. Nunes quietly effective when he came on. Five games, five wins. Next. #mcfc— Paul Johnson (@north_andsouth) September 16, 2023
Another Manchester City fan wrote online that they would like to see more of Nunes – they may get their wish as Mateo Kovacic recovers from injury, and Kevin De Bruyne is set to be absent until 2024.
One more supporter simply called Nunes a “baller” – short and sweet.
Would love to see more of him— O. C. B🐝 (@OlaMCI_) September 17, 2023
Baller— TREY (@Deji_mide) September 17, 2023
Finally, two other Manchester City fans shared some interesting comments on Nunes.
One stated that they were very surprised by the fluidity in his movement given the fact he is over six feet tall, something we “don’t see too often” in football.
Another felt that Nunes was deployed “unusually high” by Guardiola, which offers a hint that the Spaniard may plan to use his latest recruit to influence the final third, rather than have him involved in the buildup play further back.
Feel like Matheus Nunes Debut went under the radar today.— ♛Sauce♛ (@Sauce_Monstar) September 17, 2023
He looked very fluid and his movement was surprisingly very good for a 6 ft player. You don’t see that too often with taller players. He did some things very well like moving into spaces and on the ball movement was very… pic.twitter.com/VOxMTFBHyZ
He played unusually high. Like very high— Zhubbie (@Zhubbie2) September 16, 2023
It may only have been a brief cameo from Nunes, but this portion of Manchester City fans were clearly pleased by what they saw.