Guardiola: Sterling knows what Man City think of him

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Here in England there are not release clauses.

Manchester City were by far and away the best team in the Premier League last season, breaking all sorts of records, but it's hard to disagree with fans who thought they should have been stripped of the title for this abomination.

"They had been calling me since December, asking me to come and play for them".

"I think I've learned to be more patient on the pitch".

Manchester City right-back Danilo is back in full training after recovering from the foot injury that kept him out of the World Cup. I used to move around a lot and wanted to be all over the place. They have started the new season with three wins out of a possible three games and will look to continue their 100% record when they travel to Real Sociedad on Saturday afternoon. I was really impressed when I spoke with him.

"We must be ready to work off the ball, we must show humility and solidarity, and try and be at our highest level to have the opportunity to hurt them".

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Guardiola said: "It could have been more than three goals, considering the chances we created. It's important that Raheem and his people know how delighted we are with him and after that maybe it happens or maybe not".

They trail Liverpool, Watford and Chelsea, though, after the trio picked up a maximum 12 points before the worldwide break.

"Other teams have strengthened", he said.

Sane, last season's PFA Young Player of the Year, has yet to start a game this term and has been handed just 30 minutes of action from the bench. Two seasons ago Pep Guardiola was being thought how to play in the Premier League.

Like De Bruyne, Sterling was a key figure in a record-breaking campaign, but he is into the final two years of his contract at the Etihad Stadium. It depends how I feel physically and mentally.

"But we'll see how things go in two years and take it all from there".

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