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Twitter reacts as Leroy Sane scores 97 seconds into his Manchester City return

Leroy Sane criticism

Since the start of the 2018/19 season, Leroy Sane has been receiving a lot of criticism from many people including German teammate, Toni Kroos.

Kroos criticised Sane during the international break stating:

“You have the feeling with Leroy’s body language that it is all the same, whether we win or lose.”

Given that Sane had yet to start any of City’s games this season, you might have thought Pep Guardiola agreed with Kroos.

Sane played just three minutes as a sub in City’s opening game vs Arsenal.

The winger would then play 13 and 14 minutes as a sub vs Huddersfield and Wolves before being left out of Man City’s squad vs Newcastle altogether.

‘He was the best young player in the league’

However, Pep Guardiola has since come out to defend Sane.

“His body language is the same as last season and he was the best young player in the league.

“Leroy was so important, is so important, and will be so important for the club. There’s no doubt about that.

“It’s a challenge for him – not just for him, for everybody. There’s a lot of nice strikers and midfield players and the season will be judged in 11 months, not just in three weeks or one month.

“He’s a nice guy, so I don’t have any bad words about him – we are here to try to help, not just him, but everybody.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Pep Guardiola the head coach / manager of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Sane starts vs Fulham

Pep has since backed up his praise for Sane by starting him against Fulham.

Sane has not disappointed as less than two minutes into the game, Sane opened the scoring for Manchester City.

Here is how some fans reacted on Twitter to Sane’s great start.

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