Manchester United may have beaten Manchester City in the International Champions Cup (ICC) 2017, last week. Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford may also be stars in the game with their goal donations.
However, it is not Lukaku or Rashford that invites the attention of media crews and football fans all over the world. But a young player in Manchester Blue uniform. His name is Phil Foden.
Decision coach Pep Guardiola lowered the young man born in Stockport, England it was not in vain. Foden look stunning. Although only 17 years old, he did not awkward direct duel with the stars like Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, and Michael Carrick. In fact, a few times the educated players Man City was able to embarrass the mainstay of the Red Devils mainstay.
'' I'm out of words. I want to have the right words to explain what I see. You're lucky to see this player's first game for Man City, '' Guardiola said about Foden as reported by the Telegraph. '' He played against Pogba and Herrera, after that against Carrick. He created chances and always be in the best position, '' said Guardiola.
Although Man City finally failed to score, but with accurate speed and passing-passing, Foden could present problems for Man United's back line. Throughout the game, Foden made three key passes and created three chances. In addition, he also became a Man City player with the highest operational accuracy (95.3 percent).
Foden himself was the mainstay of U-18 Man City team. Strengthening Man City since he was 9 years old, his name shines even more when he defends Man City in the Under-18 tournament. According to Telegraph records, he scored 15 goals in 31 games.
Not surprisingly, Guardiola then tempted to use his services last season. At that time, Foden managed to penetrate the main team for the match against Celtic in the Champions League, December 2016.
As a left-handed player, many fans of The Citizens think of it as David Silva's incarnation. '' It's been a long time since I've seen anything like today. He grew up in the club academy. He loves clubs, a City fan, and for us, he is a boon. He will train with us during the pre-season and maybe throughout the season because he is special, '' added the former Barcelona coach.