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Sunderland: Fans declare that Yann M’Vila was better than Lorik Cana

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A tweet asking Sunderland fans whether Lorik Cana or Yann M’Vila was better during their time at the club has caught the attention of many Black Cats supporters recently. 

Many of the Sunderland fans who have been responding to this post have claimed that M’Vila was the better of the two former Black Cats players. The former France international made 40 appearances for the Black Cats during his one and only season with the club when he was on loan from Russian side Rubin Kazan. He featured in 37 of Sunderland’s 38 Premier League games during the 2015/16 campaign. 

The 29-year-old made five more appearances for Sunderland in all competitions than Cana did during his one season with the club, with the former Albanian international featuring in 35 games for the Black Cats in all competitions during the 2009/10 campaign.

In addition to playing more games for Sunderland, it appears that M’Vila may have made a greater impression on some of the club’s supporters than Cana did during his tenure at the Stadium of Light. Read the posts from some of the Sunderland supporters who have been responding to this post with praise for M’Vila in the tweets below.

Who do you think was the better player for Sunderland?





What do we think?

It might be fair to say that M’Vila, who made five Premier League assists for Sunderland during the 2015/16 campaign, may have been more of a threat than Cana, who made just one assist for Sunderland.

With that in mind, it may be understandable why some Black Cats supporters appear to have enjoyed watching the more creative M’Vila, over his fellow ex-Black Cats player Cana.

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