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England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has stated that his compatriot Raheem Sterling made the right decision to leave Liverpool for Manchester City.
The 20-year-old sensational young winger came to the spotlight at Liverpool but forced his high money move to Manchester City this summer and Rooney believes that the youngster was right to do it.
“You can see he’s settled. He’s happy, I’m sure,” Rooney said.
“He’s got the move he wanted. He’s started the season excellently, settled in really well at City.”
“When you are going through what he did, trying to leave Liverpool, it can be quite difficult. But he’s a lot more relaxed and settled, which is good for us.”
Sterling sat out during England’s 6-0 emphatic victory against San Marino to qualify for the European Championship.
After the game England manager roy Hodgson said, “his first games for City have been good. His games for us have been good, too.”
“I didn’t play him in San Marino to give others a chance, and he was the only player we had who might have got suspended with a yellow.”
“But he’s ready to go against Switzerland and we’re hoping he brings his City form with him. It’s a big year for him.”
Manuel Pellegrini predicted he would turn out to be ‘cheap’ and Raheem Sterling has been named the most underpriced player bought in the summer transfer window.
After three failed bids, Manchester City paid Liverpool £44m up front for 20-year-old Sterling in a deal that could raise up to £49m back in July.
Sterling has quickly bolstered City’s attack, seamlessly slotting in on the left of their lethal forward line and he scored the winner against Watford last month.