It is an incredibly hard feat to get into a Manchester City team, never mind keep your place in the side. Players have come and gone over the years, with many unable to maintain a starting berth over the course of a few seasons.
But Raheem Sterling has done just that, becoming synonymous with the accolades that himself and City have won together.
Becoming a winger reborn under Pep Guardiola, Sterling has scored 73 league goals in just 168 league games under the Spaniard.
However, there is always a possibility you will be replaced – something which the arrival of Jack Grealish may just do for Sterling.
The superb form of Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez last season kept Sterling out of the team regardless, but the arrival of Britain’s most expensive player has confirmed Sterling’s struggles to find a place in City’s starting XI.
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“And I’m pretty sure he will get it. If he’s able to do it, he will do it. And I’m so optimistic that he will do a great season.”
City continue their campaign with a home fixture against strugglers Southampton.
Having won their last three games in the league, Pep Guardiola’s men could go top of the table with a win over the Saints.