Tony Cascarino in contrast Ruben Dias to former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam after his good first season within the Premier League.
The Man City star picked up the Premier League Participant of the 12 months award on Saturday after serving to Man City win a 3rd Premier League title in 4 years final season.
Dias, who arrived on the Etihad for round £65million from Benfica final summer season, has remodeled City’s defence in an analogous method to which Virgil van Dijk did at Liverpool.
It has led to comparisons between the 2 defenders, nevertheless, former Chelsea ahead Tony Cascarino believes Dias is extra like Stam, who received three Premier League titles with Man United.
He instructed talkSPORT: “The narrative is clearly being a winner you win issues.
“Dias had an amazing season, that’s not even up for debate. He was excellent. He very not often obtained in hassle. There have been solely a few occasions when individuals obtained the unsuitable aspect of him.
“He jogs my memory a bit extra of Jaap Stam. When Jaap got here to Man United he was a extremely high defender.
“I at all times felt Jaap Stam was actually onerous to get previous. He used his higher physique energy quite a bit and did the straightforward issues. Virgil van Dijk received it [the PFA Player of the Year award] as a defender.
“Virgil is extra of a composed passer, consumer of the ball, he performs nice balls excessive of defenders.
“He was utilizing that barely totally different position the place I really feel Dias obtained it, gave it to a participant near him and did his job brilliantly.”
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