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Leroy Sané's path to glory

21 May 2019

Leroy Sané has become an integral part of the Manchester City team during his three seasons at the club.

Only turning 23 this season, Sané enjoyed an electric campaign at the Etihad, scoring several crucial goals as City claimed the treble.

A winning goal against Liverpool on January 3 was the biggest goal of them all for the winger who has made a huge impact since swapping Schalke 04 for Manchester City.

Signing in August 2016, Sané made his debut in the Manchester derby the following month.

He scored his first goal for the club in December 2016, netting the equaliser in a 2-1 victory over Arsenal.

In a modest first campaign, the youngster ended on nine goals and eight assists in all competitions.

But the German continued to improve and enjoyed a breakthrough campaign the following season.

Sané played 32 times in the Premier League, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists to help City win the league.

The winger also scored three goals in Manchester City’s successful Carabao Cup run, ending with a 3-0 win over Arsenal in February 2018.

To cap off a stellar season, Sané was named PFA Young Player of the Year.

And the German international picked up where he left off last season as City secured the first ever domestic treble in English football.

In the Premier League Sané contributed 10 goals and 11 assists in his 31 appearances, his most recent goal coming in a crucial 2-0 victory away to rivals Manchester United.

His winner against Liverpool in January was the Reds’ only defeat of the league season and ultimately helped City finish one point ahead of Jürgen Klopp’s side at the top of the table.

In the FA Cup, Sané netted two goals in four games as City won the competition for the first time since 2011.

In his Manchester City career so far, the young German has 39 goals and 45 assists from 133 matches, picking up five major trophies in the process.