David Beckham has sent a message to Manchester Citys Leroy Sane (Image: GETTY/Instagram)Manchester City forward Sane suffered the serious injury during the Community Shield win over Liverpool on August 4, just five days before the start of the new Premier League season.The 23-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich before the blow, who have now opted to sign Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.
Several current and former stars have spoken out in support of the Germany international, but none bigger than former England captain David Beckham.“This is the first day to recovery my friend,” Beckham wrote on Instagram accompanied by a photo of himself and Sane. Related articles
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“You will be back on the pitch in no time at all!“You have family, friends and teammates ready and waiting for your return.”Former Manchester United midfielder Beckham was no stranger to a long-term injury layoff during his time as a professional, which included a torn achilles tendon which ruled him out of the 2010 World Cup.
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David Beckham has urged Leroy Sane to stay positive and come back stronger (Image: Instagram: @davidbeckham)Sane, who has scored 30 goals for City across the last two seasons, is set to miss the vast majority of the campaign as he recovers, with Germany boss Joachim Low offering his support.
The 59-year-old said: “We were very sad and downcast when we heard about it.“I had contact with Leroy. For him and his situation, of course, it was the worst possible time.“We hope he will come back as soon as possible.
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Leroy Sanes Manchester City team-mates wore his shirt in their warm up on Saturday (Image: GETTY)He is a player of incredible quality and we wish him all the best.
“He will make it for the European Championship.”Pep Guardiola was understandably downcast when asked about Sane’s injury before their Premier League opener, and outlined the news as “incredibly bad”.He added: ”I dont know how long he will be out. Normally this kind of injury is six or seven months - hopefully February or March.