Ex-England defender: Leroy Sané reminds me of a Manchester United legend

Not for the first time since he arrived at Manchester City from Schalke, Leroy Sané has been compared to a legend who made his name at neighbours Manchester United.

After another stunning display last night against Watford, the German winger has been winning praise for his pace, skill and overall talent.

And speaking to Sky Sports, former Liverpool and England defender Stephen Warnock said the 22-year-old reminds him of Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs with his bursting runs down the left and ability to skip past players.

“Leroy Sané is the closest thing to Ryan Giggs we’ve seen in years,” Warnock said. “His ability to glide past players makes it look effortless.

“I love old-fashioned wingers, he reminds me of when Arsenal had wingers like Marc Overmars.

“With Manchester City dominating possession most of the time, they can hold that width and, one against one, they’re devastating.”

Some Blues may not like Sané being compared to a Manchester United player, but Warnock was complimentary of City’s rising star. He also spoke highly of goalkeeper Ederson, who made a big save last night to deny Troy Deeney and also played some excellent passes.

“When you look at their key players, Ederson is one of those. Everything works when he’s playing.

“If he’s pressed, he’s got the no-look pass. And, when the whole opposition press high, he’s got a raking pass to find players like Sané, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez, who stay high and wide.”

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