"If you see the big 10-20 clubs in Europe in all the competitions you don't see many people playing who are 18-19 years old, maybe one, two, three? but not too many".
Pep Guardiola has said Leroy Sane must face down the challenge posed within Manchester City?s deep and talented squad if he is to win back his starting place with the Premier League champions. It depends on the games.
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Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says the club will "strive for more" after they announced yearly revenues of 500 million pounds ($655 million) for the first time on Thursday. "Normally the statistics after the game show he runs the most, 12 or 13 kilometres, and always in the right tempo and with the right sense, so thanks very much to the club for buying him from Monaco".
"I can play either in the centre, wide, whatever the manager think is best for the team".
Silva's faith has been rewarded with three league titles, one FA Cup and three League Cups. That's where I was brought up and I really hope he can have the same opportunities as I've had.
"When you change it's always more hard - you have to adapt to the way your team plays, you have to adapt to your team-mates, to the league, to the referees".
Bernardo Silva orchestrated a lot of City's good play and it was the Portuguese who set up the second, brilliantly keeping the ball in play to tee up Aguero.
"It's nearly impossible to be more pleased as a manager, he deserves to play all the minutes he's playing", Guardiola said of the Portugal worldwide. "He deserves to play all the minutes he plays", said Guardiola, adding that Bernardo's attitude was exemplary during the periods when he was restricted to the bench.
"I don't forget the behaviour he had last season, when he played a lot but not at the start".
Star duo Sergio Aguero (ankle) and Benjamin Mendy (knee) are both doubts for the Group F opener though, with Aguero having gone off injured at the weekend and Mendy having missed out altogether.
"He is the most loved guy in the locker room and he played 90 minutes", his manager said.