Aston Villa kicked off pre-season with a comfortable 3-0 win over American side Minnesota United – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter hailed their defender Frederic Guilbert.
Dean Smith’s side picked up a 3-0 victory and he named two completed different teams for each half.
Midfielder Jack Grealish netted during the first period, while Hendri Lansbury and Birkir Bjarnason scored in the second-half.
The Midlands giants have already been extremely active in the transfer window and it was a chance for fans to see some of their new players in action.
Guilbert has linked up with Villa for the first time this summer, albeit his transfer was completed in January and he remained with Caen for the rest of last season.
He is an attack-minded right-back that provided a brilliant assist with his cross for Lansbury’s goal and should be aiming to start the first game of the season.
The 24-year-old Frenchman has a tireless work-rate both up and down the pitch, which has already done enough to get supporters on his side.
A selection of supporters were pleased with what they saw from Guilbert, who was part of the second-half XI that scored twice and kept a clean sheet.
One fan even claimed he covered more ground than midfield teammate John McGinn, who was renowned for his energy and desire last season when promotion from the Championship was achieved.
Here are some Villa fans on Guilbert:
Guilberdinho with the assist! 😍
— JCM (@JCM) July 18, 2019
Guilbert was motm in the second half
— JamesAVFC (@JamesAVFC5) July 18, 2019
What an interception from Guilbert and finish from Lansbury.
— Jay Peers (@JayJPavfc) July 18, 2019
That ball in from Guilbert was a beauty.
— Matt Procter (@RoflProcter) July 18, 2019
How good is Guilbert! Dare I say it but I think he covered more ground than John McGinn 😲 #AVFC
— Dave (@dave_h_avfc) July 18, 2019
Guilbert had a good game bombing forward, Mcann controlled the game in midfield, not a lot of effort from Hogan #AVFC
— Tony mennie (@claretandblue69) July 18, 2019
Guilbert is the french cafu #avfc
— Josh (@jxshbirch) July 18, 2019
Brilliant from Guilbert nice finish by Henri
— Captain Grealish. (@10Grealish) July 18, 2019
Guilbert looks like a baller
— AVFC- Prem Winner 2019/20 🦁 (@OllyRhodes4) July 18, 2019