English Premiership

Giggs hails 'explosive' Sterling

2014-10-15 11:22
Raheem Sterling (Supplied)
Raheem Sterling (Supplied)
Cape Town - Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has lauded the impact made by Raheem Sterling for both Liverpool and England, but has warned against overburdening the starlet.

The 19-year-old has sky-rocketed to success in the Premier League since last season, with some inspired performances for the Reds helping lead them to a runners-up finish in the top flight.

That form inevitably led to a regular role with the Three Lions, although he has already shown signs of fatigue after managing just 45 minutes against San Marino while he was dropped from the starting XI against Estonia.

And, while the teenager's talents are not in doubt, footballing legend Giggs is wary of burning him out too early.

The Welshman told Sky Sports: "It’s tough when you are a young player and he is an explosive player.

"He is a player who is exciting and a player you would go and pay and watch. Of course, he is at Liverpool, who are obviously our (Man United's) biggest rivals.

"He is a talented player. You have to be careful when you are a young player – it is a short career."


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