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De Bruyne set to break Steven Gerrard’s record in Man Utd clash on Sunday


De Bruyne set to break Steven Gerrard’s record in Man Utd clash on Sunday

Steven Gerrard’s Premier League assist tally may be surpassed by Kevin De Bruyne when Manchester City welcome rivals Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The 31-year-old has notched up a total of 92 Premier League assists, which puts him joint-seventh on the all-time list along with Liverpool legend Gerrard.

De Bruyne, who has remarkably reached the same tally as Gerrard in 287 fewer games, will move ahead of the former England captain if he sets up one of his Man City teammates in the Manchester derby this weekend.

Providing one assist would also see him draw level with Citizens legend David Silva (93) in sixth place on the all-time list for assists and move just one behind former Arsenal star Dennis Bergkamp (94) in fifth place.

De Bruyne should have no problems in surpassing all three players at some stage this season, and he will soon set his sights on becoming only the fifth player in Premier League history to record 100 assists in the competition.

Ryan Giggs currently tops the all-time assist charts with a whopping 162 assists during his trophy-laden 24-year career at Man United.

Cesc Fabregas sits in second place with 111 assist, while Wayne Rooney (103) and Frank Lampard (102) make up the top four.

Should De Bruyne stay fit for the majority of this season, the Belgium international will also look to break the record for the most Premier League assists within a single season.

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