Pep Guardiola plays down Leroy Sane-Ryan Giggs comparisons
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says it is too early to start comparing Leroy Sane with Ryan Giggs.
The 23-year-old was named PFA Young Player of the Year last season as City won the Premier League and Carabao Cup, but Guardiola says comparisons with United legend Giggs are premature.
"I think he's becoming much more consistent but still he's not Ryan Giggs," Guardiola told The Telegraph.
"I don't remember if Ryan Giggs was like Leroy when he was 21, 22 years old. I don't know. That would be the comparison, you know?
"I remember when Ryan Giggs played in the Champions League finals against us [in 2009 and 2011 when Guardiola was Barcelona boss]. That was after many seasons of games in the Premier League. But in the early stages, maybe it was quite similar.
"I judge Leroy against the real Ryan Giggs from the later stages. And of course still, he's not like him."