Pep Guardiola says Ryan Giggs-Leroy Sane comparison is 'too early'
Pep Guardiola believes it is "too early" to make comparisons between Ryan Giggs and this season's PFA Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane.
Sane has shone under Guardiola at Manchester City this term, scoring 13 goals and assisting 14 times, to help the side achieve a Premier League and League Cup double.
However, Guardiola feels Sane is some way off reaching the heights of Ryan Giggs, who won 13 Premier League titles during his 24-year spell at Manchester United.
"It's too early," said Guardiola, ahead of Sunday's trip to West Ham, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
"They are left-footed, quick and for their full-backs it's not easy to face them. But Ryan is a legend in world football - not just in Man United, England, Wales. Leroy has a good target to try to emulate Ryan Giggs."
Sane has impressed his manager during his second season at the Etihad, but Guardiola anticipates there is more to come from the German international and his team-mate Raheem Sterling.
Guardiola said: "The most important thing for Leroy is consistency during the games. One guy or two guys can play good for a short period, but he's been good during a long period, excellent.
"His consistency was the most valuable thing. His quality speaks for itself.
"But with Leroy and Sterling you have a feeling. The most exciting part, for a manager, is he has a gap, space to be a better player. It depends on them.
"Leroy and Raz, they can be better with the basics, understanding the game. But both of them have huge potential. We cannot forget they are only 22 and 23."