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Raheem Sterling gives Pep Guardiola credit for early season form

Sterling is enjoying his football, and his new manager has a lot to do with it

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One of the biggest stars of Manchester City's perfect start to the season under Pep Guardiola has certainly been Raheem Sterling. The young winger has been fantastic, and his two goals against West Ham United were a great way to finish his first amazing month under the new manager.

And if Sterling is doing so well, it's because Guardiola is helping him:

“It was a big lift. The manager's been in the game a long time, won stuff, worked with young players, worked with great players and I think he knows how to get the best out of his players.

“He's been a massive help, but not just for me, but the other players as well, the whole team.

“It's good to have a manager that not just talks to me, but makes the whole team feel really welcome, makes everyone feel they are all one, whether you are starting or not. Everyone's hungry, everyone's ready to run for him and play for him.

“I didn't come into the season thinking 'I want to show everyone' but just to concentrate on my football - that's the most important thing. People will talk and stuff like that, but the most important thing for me was to come in and do well under the new manager and impress here. I knew if I kept working hard I would get my chances.

“Every day I'm learning. Last year it was a massive learning curve for me. It's something that I will definitely take into every season with me to remember that sort of stuff and just to move forward from it.

“It's part and parcel of the game. Sometimes you do well and sometimes you are not at your best. I just made a promise, something that I said to myself that when I come back at the start of this season I am going to work hard and try to be as consistent as I can.”

Source: MEN

Pep Guardiola turned Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman into beasts at Bayern Munich last season. If he does the same with Sterling, then Manchester City will finally see their huge investment finally pay off.