Sterling could join Messi and Ronaldo among the greats - Guardiola

Pep Guardiola believes Raheem Sterling can reach the level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

England manager Gareth Southgate this week said the Manchester City forward as the potential to become as good as the multiple Ballon d’Or winners after two fine displays in the recent international break.

His club boss Guardiola has now backed up those claims – although the Spaniard has given mixed messages on whether he believes Sterling should read much into such hype.