Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher named Dias as his player of the season on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme this week.
“He’s come in now and been the best defender in the league and for me, the best player,” Carragher said.
“City have not won this league by the typical Pep way. Yes, they always score the most goals and they normally have a great defensive record, to be fair, when you look at Pep’s time at any club, but last season, defensively they were not as good as they usually were.
“He’s like [Carles] Puyol, the amount of blocks he made in the Champions League game last week.”