Kevin De Bruyne could surpass Lionel Messi’s THIS record in upcoming match against Manchester United

Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City’s midfield maestro, has been on a different level since his return to the field in January. The Belgian midfielder has been out since injuring his hamstring in City’s Premier League opener against Burnley after only 23 minutes. But after coming back, he returned to his old tactics, frightening defences once again with the help of Erling Haaland.

After missing more than five months, De Bruyne’s stats speak for themselves. In just 12 games this season, he has already given 11 assists, putting him among the top five players in Europe’s five top leagues overall with the most assists across all competitions.

And he is now only one assist away from greatness. One assist away from the undeniable Lionel Messi. The Belgian has contributed 202 assists in all competitions during the last ten years.

Given that Messi plays in Inter Miami in Major League Soccer, De Bruyne has the chance to surpass all other assist providers in Europe’s top five leagues over the last ten years if he only adds two more assists to his season.

And if the Belgian succeeds in beating the record in his next game, he will have outdone the legendary Argentine in some fashion, as De Bruyne would have reached the peak in 16 fewer matches than Messi, who needed 458 matches to reach his total.

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