Picked Bernie, but Cancelo played a key role in that game in a way that may go unnoticed.
When the ball came to him on the edge of the box, his growing reputation for being able to crack one in caused the defender to overcommit and go to ground. At that, he pulled it onto his left and this led to Jesus ending up with the ball for the goal.
I’ve said it for a few seasons now, but we HAVE TO have an outside the box threat that defences have to close down or we will always face 10 men in the box when we attack.
Recent goals from Rodri & Cancelo, not to mention the constant threat from KDB (on either foot) is helping force defenders to come out and the space they vacate is ripe for exploitation.
For me, he still tries to play too many low percentage passes in the opposition third, or gets caught on the ball trying too much, which can lead to a counterattack. But, he is a brilliant LB/LM option. Possibly the most well rounded in the League.
And, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the RIDICULOUS outside of the right foot pass that he curled in behind their defence for KDB(?) to run on to in the first half.
Had Pogba or even KDB done it, people would be creaming themselves. Haven’t heard about it, so wanted to give it some props!