Man City star Leroy Sane names shock Man United player as toughest opponent

Leroy Sane’s brilliant season so far

Leroy Sane has had an incredible season for Manchester City.

Despite missing a significant chunk of the season due to injury, Leroy Sane has still put in some brilliant performances and achieved some fine stats in the Premier League.

In 1632 minutes of Premier League football this season, Leroy Sane has bagged eight goals and 11 assists.

Leroy Sane injured at Cardiff

CARDIFF, WALES – JANUARY 28: Leroy Sane of Manchester City is tackled by Joe Bennett of Cardiff City during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Cardiff City and Manchester City at the Cardiff City Stadium on January 28, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Leroy Sane on his toughest opponent

Ahead of the Manchester City versus Chelsea game, Leroy Sane spoke with Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.

One of the most intriguing angles from the interview was Redknapp’s question: Who has been your toughest opponent in the Premier League?

To which Sane answered: “It was before when I was playing against Kyle Walker. And Crystal Palace’s right-back Timothy Fosu-Mensah, I have played against him twice this season, and even last season, he had me really well under control and I told him how happy I was to play against him.”

Fosu-Mensah is on a season long loan at Crystal Palace from Manchester United this season.

The Crystal Palace defender has played against Sane twice this season. The first game saw Sane score in a 5-0 Manchester City win.

Whilst in December, Crystal Palace stopped Manchester City’s winning run with a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.

Undoubtedly, Sane’s comments will have impressed Manchester United fans hoping to see TFM in action at Old Trafford next season.

Manchester City vs Chelsea

The undoubted big Premier League game of the weekend pits Manchester City against Chelsea at The Etihad.

The champions elect against the former champions, this will be another test of just how good this Manchester City side is.

They have had a fine week with two wins over Arsenal, in the Carabao Cup and Premier League, both by a scoreline of 3-0.

Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 away and another victory on Sunday would be another step to Pep Guardiola’s side claiming the Premier League title.

Related: Manchester City vs Chelsea predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups & football betting tips.

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