Raheem Sterling told he isn’t a Manchester City legend

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Former Manchester City star Pablo Zabaleta insists Raheem Sterling isn’t a Manchester City star despite spending seven years at the Etihad Stadium.

Sterling ended his seven-year stay at Manchester City this summer by joining Premier League rivals Chelsea.

“I think the word ‘legend’ is a bit overused in football,” Zabaleta told Sky Sports on the matter of Sterling’s legacy.

“He’s done a great job for the club. He came at a very young age and has been absolutely brilliant.

“[But] when I say legend, for me, [Sergio] Aguero, [David] Silva, [Vincent] Kompany, those guys and a different level. That is why they have statues outside the stadium.”