On August 8th, Manchester City confirmed Leroy Sane has “damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee” and is expected to be out of action for rest of this calendar year.
The 23-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
After the winger suffered an injury in his side’s Community shield win over Liverpool, the German press suggested Pep Guardiola was playing games with the Bundesliga champions.
Bild now states Guardiola broke an ‘unwritten law’, which is that a player who is the subject of serious transfer negotiation shouldn’t be taking part in matches.
Bayern were advanced in their negotiations for Sane, but that didn’t stop Guardiola from starting him against the Reds.
‘What shabby behaviour’ from the City manager, states Bild. It’s claimed Guardiola wanted to show the world that he’s the big boss.
After Pep left Bayern in 2016, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stressed the manager was the German club’s friend.
Bild end their report by stating ‘if you have friends like that, you don’t need enemies’
It’s been 10 days since Sane’s injury and Bayern have already strengthened their attacking positions by signing Ivan Perisic.
However, Bild are unwilling to let go of their frustration towards the former Barcelona boss for starting Sane against Liverpool.