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‘It happens’ – Sterling not too troubled by his goal-drought

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Raheem Sterling is confident that he will be able to overcome his dip in form and better his goal tally from the last season.

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is not losing his sleep over either being unable to find the back of the net in recent times or having never scored against rivals Manchester United.

The 25-year enjoyed a blistering start to the season and has scored 11 goals from 23 matches in the Premier League. But he is on an 11-game goalless run right now. Sterling also has the dreadful record of failing to score against Man United in 19 games with Man City and Liverpool.

With another Manchester derby approaching, he has the chance to end both of his unwanted streaks.

But the England international feels he will have his moment and is not rushing to redeem himself.

“It happens,” Sterling told BBC Sport.

“Before January I was at 20 goals, after I haven’t scored yet but I’m five goals away from beating my record from last season and so confident I will be able to do it.

“At first I wasn’t taking in that I hadn’t scored against [United] and then the last two years I have known the record and have started to think about it too much. Now I am not thinking about it. I know I am going to get a moment.”