Claudio Bravo had a bit of a shocker on his Manchester City debut and everyone on Twitter went mental for it

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The Manchester derby had talking points from goals, the individual brilliance of Kevin De Bruyne and, sadly for Claudio Bravo, poor goalkeeping.

City team-mates may need to console Bravo after the display (Martin Rickett/PA)

Twitter users were quick to condemn the goalkeeper’s first performance for Manchester City, which had a host of shaky moments.

Claudio Bravo. Worst Premier League goalkeeping debut of all time?

— Solace Chukwu (@TheOddSolace) September 10, 2016

Claudio Bravo is terrible. 😳

— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) September 10, 2016

Great debut for Claudio Bravo today. Tried really hard but unfortunately couldn't win it for Manchester United.

— Samir Bhatia (@SamirBhatia8) September 10, 2016

SUMMARY: Cladio Bravo's performance in The Manchester Derby.
pic.twitter.com/kLDmSM2w92

— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) September 10, 2016

His spill allowed Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic to pull a goal back in the first half.

Man Utd back in it – Claudio Bravo fails to claim a free-kick and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores with a fine finish.

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) September 10, 2016

Ibrahimovic. Had to be a Bravo howler, eh?

— Sergi Domínguez (@FutbolSergi) September 10, 2016

Only a few days before, Ibrahimovic had sent Bravo some training gear with a message on Instagram reading: “Welcome to Manchester! Here’s some training gear, you’re gonna need it. See you Saturday.”

Welcome to Manchester! Here’s some training gear, you’re gonna need it. See you Saturday. #MUFC #ManchesterDerby @azsportswear

A video posted by IAmZlatan (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) on

Clearly the mind games worked.

Ibrahimovic had the cheek to send Bravo training gear & told him, he'll need it 😂😂😂
Where 🤔#ManchesterDerby pic.twitter.com/XkeqQpqkob

— NH86 (@Natethagreat86H) September 10, 2016

Bravo also nearly gave away a penalty with a foul on Wayne Rooney, and some think it should have been given – particularly United manager Jose Mourinho.

Clattenburg reffed game well, though Claudio Bravo challenge on Rooney should have been a foul, yellow and pen.

— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 10, 2016

Mourinho: "I am very disappointed in the two decisions of Mark Clattenberg Bravo should be red card and a penalty. Otamendi is a penalty."

— Manchester United (@ManUtdUpdates_) September 10, 2016

Mourinho on Clattenburg: "Mark made two big mistakes. Bravo [on Rooney] is a penalty + a red card & another for handball by Otamendi." #MUFC

— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) September 10, 2016

Can't wait for Mourinho to talk about that Bravo tackle on Rooney for the rest of the week now

— Mominul H. (@ChelseaRealm) September 10, 2016

The performance left some wondering if they could return the £14.5 million former Barcelona man.

Looking for Claudio Bravo's receipt: pic.twitter.com/G58h5Vl6n0

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 10, 2016

Some couldn’t help thinking of Joe Hart, who was replaced by Bravo.

Joe Hart watching Claudio Bravo slip up on his Man City debut… pic.twitter.com/r5HkdZ6acx

— Will Grigg's On Fire (@WillGriggFire) September 10, 2016

A reminder that Man City got rid of Joe Hart on loan & paid £17million to bring in Claudio Bravo… #ManchesterDerby pic.twitter.com/IYtKRKg6bR

— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) September 10, 2016

Gary Neville on Claudio Bravo: 'You can pass, but can you catch?' #ManchesterDerbypic.twitter.com/LrypGnvg6h

— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) September 10, 2016

And some questioned Pep Guardiola’s decision to opt for a goalkeeper who is good with his feet …

Imagine selling a goalkeeper because he can't play with his feet yet sign a goalkeeper who can't use his hands. Bravo 😂

— 『Jay』 (@FreddoAkh) September 10, 2016

Well Pep likes keepers that play using their feet so understandable why Bravo can't use his hands.

— Marwan A. (@MarwanAhmed_KF) September 10, 2016

>Bravo great with his feet ….. Pity about his hands 🙄

— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) September 10, 2016

Bravo isn't at City to use his hands, give him a break.

— D'Padre™ (@D_WarEagle) September 10, 2016

Despite all this, manager Guardiola said Bravo’s performance was one of the best he had seen.

"One of the best performances I have ever seen" – Pep Guardiola on Claudio Bravo's debut pic.twitter.com/IvC9jurDhI

— SportsJOE.ie (@SportsJOEdotie) September 10, 2016

Guardiola: “Claudio [Bravo]'s performance was one of the best I've ever seen.” #DerbyDay pic.twitter.com/OtBkN2j65a

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) September 10, 2016

One thing is certain, Bravo will need to look a lot sharper if he’s going to fit in for Manchester City this season.

Claudio Bravo. Welcome to Manchester.

— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) September 10, 2016

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