Leroy Sane responds to Man United transfer speculation

The German playmaker has been linked with a shock move to Man United from Man City

Leroy Sane with Germany team-mate Emre Can Photo: Emre Can / Instagram

Leroy Sane has quashed surprise transfer speculation linking the Manchester City forward with a controversial move to Manchester United.

The Germany international was one of Pep Guardiola’s star players in the Premier League last season as Manchester City won the English title with 19 points to spare.

Sane scored 10 goals and made 15 assists in 32 games in the Premier League last term to win the PFA young player of the year award to cap a special campaign.

The 22-year-old was surprisingly overlooked for Germany’s World Cup squad as Joachim Low’s men crashed out at the group stage, while Sane has started this season out of favour under Guardiola.

Sane has only started five of their 11 games in the Premier League, netting three times and making three assists to contribute to their unbeaten start to the campaign.

A bookmaker slashed the odds on Sane completing a move to Manchester United last week in what was surprise transfer rumour given his importance to the defending Premier League champions last term.

Unsurprisingly, some of the British media have latched onto the rumour but Sane is adamant that he won’t be leaving the Eastlands outfit to move to their bitter rivals.

“That won’t happen,” Sane is quoted as saying by Metro.

Asked whether their was even a slight possibility of a switch to Old Trafford, Sane reiterated that a move to Manchester United isn’t on the cards.

“That won’t happen at all,” Sane added.

“I am really happy here and I’m on the right side.”

Sane will be hoping to win back a regular starting spot in the Manchester City team following increased competition for a place in Guardiola’s side from Riyad Mahrez.

The German playmaker scored and made an assist in Manchester City’s resounding 6-1 win over Southampton at The Emirates last weekend to hoist the Citizens up to top spot in the table.

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