‘Sane is like a young Bale – he could be sensational’

Mar 6, 2017 00:55:40

Ex-England defender Phil Neville believes the German's rise in the Premier League since the turn of the year is reminiscent of the Welshman's breakout

Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville has compared Manchester City starlet Leroy Sane to a young Gareth Bale.

After taking some time to adjust to the Premier League, the German has been superb for City since the turn of the year and has netted six goals in his past 11 games.

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He is forming a potent wide combination with fellow youngster Raheem Sterling and was briefly part of an exciting front three with 19-year-old Gabriel Jesus before the Brazilian's injury.

And Sane's new-found confidence reminds Neville of a player he has first-hand experience of facing before he became one of the English top flight's most famous recent exports.

"When I see Sane play I remember Gareth Bale when he went from Southampton to Tottenham," Neville said on the BBC's Match of the Day 2.

"Early in the season you thought 'Sane, oh he's young a little bit weak, he's not used to English football'. Gareth Bale was like that but what I'm seeing now is something similar to Gareth Bale.

"The way he has devastating pace, the way he goes past people with that power and pace. Simplicity at times, he’s not someone who’ll do two, three step-overs, it’s running behind, pace and devastating finish.

"He could be a sensational player."

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Sane was on the scoresheet again on Sunday, scoring City's second goal in their 2-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Pep Guardiola's team are currently third in the Premier League and lie one point behind second-place Tottenham with a game in hand.

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