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Leroy Sané: ‘Pep told me to play like Messi – with freedom’

Manchester City forward tells how he could have joined Sunday’s opponents, Liverpool, but has no regrets after 18 months iunder the tutelage of GuardiolaLeroy Sané’s welcoming demeanour suggests a young footballer enjoying his stellar rise at Manchester City. There is an intelligence in his eyes and a willingness to discuss anything – including Alexis Sánchez’s possible arrival this month – as he relaxes in a chair at the club’s training complex.Sánchez’s regular berth is on the left of attack, the area from which Sané terrorises defences. Yet there is no...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Friday, 12 January