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Ireland U21 star Ronan really impressed Kevin De Bruyne on Tuesday night

There’s some brilliant footage doing the rounds of their jersey swap in the tunnel afterwards.

Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Carabao Cup - Fourth Round - Etihad Stadium Source: Tim Goode

ON TUESDAY NIGHT, Manchester City scraped past Wolves to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

120 minutes of football couldn’t separate the sides, but Claudio Bravo was the hero on the evening, saving two spot-kicks as City won out 4-1 on penalties.

Ireland U21 international Connor Ronan was sprung from the bench for Wolves in the 72nd minute and impressed, gaining some traction on social media as the game went on.

At the other end, Kevin De Bruyne was introduced by the Premier League leaders, and he slotted home in the shoot-out.

A brilliant picture — and video — is doing the rounds today, where Ronan looks absolutely stunned that De Bruyne approached him in the tunnel afterwards, asking for his jersey.

He obviously impressed the Belgian too, and it’s sure to come as a huge confidence boost to the 19-year-old talent.

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