Guardiola opens up on Giggs and Sane comparisons

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane’s superb performances for his club this season were recently rewarded with the PFA Player of the Year award.

The Germany international has been in sensational form for the Premier League Champions this campaign, netting nine goals and providing 12 assists.

Some of the talented youngsters dazzling displays on the left of the Citizens record breaking attack have lead many fans and pundits to compare him with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

However, speaking ahead of his sides away fixture to West Ham today City manager Pep Guardiola admitted that Sane has a long way to go to catch up with United’s all time leading appearance maker, although he also stated that the 22-year-old has huge potential.

“It’s too early,” he said.

“They are left-footed, quick and for their full-backs it’s not easy to face them.

“But Ryan is a legend in world football – not just in Man United, England, Wales. Leroy has a good target to try to emulate Ryan

“The most important thing for Leroy is consistency during the games. One guy or two guys can play good for a short period, but he’s been good during a long period, excellent.

“His consistency was the most valuable thing. His quality speaks for itself.

“But with Leroy and Sterling you have a feeling, the most exciting part, for a manager, is he has a gap, space to be a better player. It depends on them.

“Leroy and Raz, they can be better with the basics, understanding the game. But both of them have huge potential. We cannot forget they are only 22 and 23.”

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