Manuel Akanji hailed as a 'human super-computer' after showing off his famous maths skills in new video
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Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji has wowed fans with another display of his incredible maths skills.
Akanji, 27, joined City in a £15m move from Borussia Dortmund last month and is already making quite the impression.
He arrived at the Etihad not only with the reputation of being a talented defender, but also a maths genius – not something commonly associated with Premier League footballers.
Footage of the Switzerland international working out difficult multiplications at the same speed as a calculator went viral during his time with Dortmund.
Some were initially sceptical that Akanji was really working it out all in his head but the defender has now repeated the feat in an interview with Sky Sports News.
Reporter Ben Ransom posted a clip to TikTok of himself asking Akanji a series of Manchester City-related multiplications, which the defender solves with ease.
Ransom asks: "City have won 23 major trophies, you've won 41 caps for Switzerland. 23 x 42?"
To which Akanji quickly correctly responds: "966."
Ransom then steps it up a level. "How about this one then? 93 x 60?"
Akanji replies: "5580", to which Ransom quickly adds "Plus 20?".
"5600," Akanji answers.
"That's the exact number of seconds it took Sergio Aguero to score in that final game in 2012," explained Ransom.
The full clip follows the same pattern, with Ransom asking complex multiplications and Akanji solving them immediately. Check it out below.
Man City's Manuel Akanji is a maths genius 🤓🔢 pic.twitter.com/9VRkuMSaqb— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 8, 2022
City fans were massively impressed with their defender's ability at maths.
"Bro didn't even think," posted one fan on TikTok.
Another wrote: "Genuinely impressive."
While a third joked: "Should get Jack Grealish to do this."
Akanji has made four appearances so far for City and started Sunday's 6-3 derby win over Manchester United.
He dropped to the bench for City's 5-0 win over FC Copenhagen on Wednesday but could return to the side for Saturday's home game against Southampton, with Kyle Walker and John Stones currently injured.