‘David de Gea is handling himself the right way, unlike Raheem Sterling’

first_imgAndy Gray says Raheem Sterling and his agent have got it badly wrong with the way they have attempted to engineer his exit from Liverpool.The winger has made it clear he wants to leave Anfield this summer, amid interest from Manchester City, and has asked to miss the Merseyside’s club pre-season tour to the Far East as he tries to force through a move away.Gray has no issue with the 20-year-old’s desire to leave, but he claims the England starlet should have taken a leaf out of David de Gea’s book.Like Sterling, the Manchester United goalkeeper is understood to be keen to leave this summer – with Real Madrid his favoured destination – but he has shown no public signs of unrest.“There is a right way and a wrong way of going about it,” said the expert pundit and former Scotland star, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“De Gea has gone about it the right way. He is doing his stuff, turning up, doing his training.“People know he wants to leave but he is not ruffling feathers in doing so.”Liverpool have so far stood firm with Sterling and have rejected two bids from City, the latest in the region of £40million.But Gray believes there is no way back for the former QPR youngster at Anfield after his refusal to go on tour and expects the Reds to sell up this summer.“That should be the end of the road for Raheem Sterling and Liverpool. I cannot imagine a way back, if these reports are true, and I cannot believe they are not,” he said.“If Raheem has refused to go on tour, then I cannot believe he will start the season at Anfield this year. It’s impossible because Liverpool fans have already shown their displeasure at Raheem at their annual awards do at the end of the last season and this must be the final straw.”last_img read more