Date: 1st November 2016 at 6:09pm
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England international forward Raheem Sterling is relishing being given the license to roam freely under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City this season.

The 21-year-old, who has 27 international caps for his country and featured for the Three Lions at Euro 2016 earlier this summer, has scored five goals and provided six assists in 15 appearances in all competitions for the Citizens so far this campaign.

Sterling, who was a bit-part player under Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium last term, is enjoying the license to attack and play with freedom under Guardiola.

17 September 2016 Premier League Football - Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth:Raheem Sterling of City.Photo: Mark Leech

Photo: Mark Leech / Offside.

He told BBC Sport, “I feel a lot more freedom, I feel I can get on the ball a bit more and as I get the ball I feel I can express myself by taking touches and trying to take players on. I’m really enjoying it.

“Under the previous coach, in training sometimes it was always two touches and you kind of get into that way of playing and you forget your identity and how to play.

“That’s not my style of play. My style of play is to get the ball and try to go at players.

“Now I’m learning to mix it up as well and not just every single time go down a blind alley; know when to take two touches and when to take my man on.”
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