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Stones flourishing under guidance from Guardiola – Shearer

Alan Shearer believes that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is getting the best out of John Stones.

Despite Stones enduring a difficult season last term, City decided to splash a whopping £47.5million to secure the defender's services this summer and it has to be said that the former Barnsley man has managed to acquit himself well so far at the Etihad Stadium.

Former England and Newcastle United striker Shearer has been left extremely impressed by what he has seen of Stones so far and has credited Guardiola for allowing the 22-year-old to pay his natural game.

Shearer wrote in his column for The Sun: "I like what I have seen from Stones in the very early days of his Manchester City career.

"It was clear he was caught between two stools at Everton, with him wanting to play the ball out and Roberto Martinez wanting him to just defend.

"Now Pep Guardiola has given him the belief to play his game, to come out with the ball and be part of a move that will lead to a chance at the other end."

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