‘I don’t want to play against him’: Mykhailo Mudryk’s 35-minute cameo against Liverpool earned rave reviews from Gary Neville and football fans as the Ukrainian winger has Arsenal fans wishing they could lose money to buy him
Mykhailo Mudryk’s debut in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at Anfield on Saturday had pundits, managers and supporters all raving about his talents and potential for the future.
Chelsea’s latest £88m arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk showed off his elite range of skills in a 35-minute cameo off the bench for the Blues.
The 22-year-old winger used his blistering pace to add much-needed firepower to Chelsea’s attack in the goalless encounter and looked to have caught the attention of the rabid crowd.
Mykhailo Mudryk (right) made his Chelsea debut in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Liverpool
The 22-year-old winger starred in a 35-minute cameo for the Blues at Anfield
Gary Neville was quick to react to what he saw from the Ukrainian star during his limited outing at Liverpool, insisting he ‘didn’t want to play against him’ during his time as a Manchester United full-back.
Chelsea supporters on social media expressed similar praise after Mudryk’s debut which almost saw him score a goal that would seal victory.
Mudryk (sliding) almost scored on his debut but missed a close chance
One fan praised Muryk for showing his ‘class’ to produce a stellar outing despite not being fully fit saying: ‘Just watching Mykhailo Mudryk today shows you what a class player he is. Haven’t played for 50 odd days and no matches.
Another commented on the young wingers’ ability to excite Chelsea supporters when held amid what has been a season of attacking disappointments for the club.
Some supporters have drawn comparisons between Mudryk (pictured) and Chelsea legend Eden Hazard
Some Chelsea supporters have heaped further praise on the club’s newest superstar, with another comparing Mudryk to club legend Eden Hazard, writing: ‘Mudryk was the first Chelsea player to put me out of my seat like this since the Eden Hazard days.
Mudryk’s former club Shakhtar Donetsk also tweeted their support for their homeborn talent, tweeting: ‘Mykhailo Mudryk Congratulations on Premier League debut!