Leroy Sane may have lost his place in Manchester City's starting XI, but Pep Guardiola insists he has no lingering issues with German winger. 

Sane still hasn't started a game for the defending champions, with Guardiola insisting it is only due to Benjamin Mendy's sensational form. 

Mendy missed the majority of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and now he's back with a string of sensational performances. The Spanish coach believes Sane, too, is getting back to his previous levels and is eager to help City defend their crown.

"In the past two weeks in training, I've seen the Leroy that I know and we know. I am delighted about that. You know about his performances in pre-season, he arrived late and now he is getting back like Leroy is," said the coach, as quoted by Goal

"We have six excellent strikers and not all of them can play. It is not about he is not playing because we are unhappy with his performance, it's because we have to choose and now Mendy is playing more wide. That is the reason why."

"He is ready with his physical condition. He doesn't need much time to get in better condition, it is not about that," concluded the former ​Barcelona and ​Bayern Munich coach.

Manchester City have recorded two consecutive ​Premier League wins so far and are at the top of the table. They take on Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight.