‘Disrespectful to say that’ – Fans react as Pundit compares Foden to D. Silva, Greenwood & Rashford

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TalkSPORT pundit, Jamie O’Hara, believes Manchester City youngster, Phil Fodenwho is widely regarded as one of English football’s brightest prospects will be one of the best players that England will have ever had in their national team.

The pundit claims the City youngster is ‘way better’ than Manchester City legend, David Silva was at the club and went ahead comparing him to Manchester United stars Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

“I think he’s he’s a potential future England captain. For me, he’s going to be one of the best players we’ve ever seen play for England” O’Hara told talkSPORT.

“We talk about David Silva, a Man City legend in terms of what he’s done, but he went to the club when he was established as a finished article. For me, Phil Foden is going to be way better than Silva at Man City. He’s doing it already against Real Madrid and he’s still only a kid.”

He added: “Everyone’s talking about Greenwood, Rashford and all these great young players, but Foden is the best player. He will be England’s best player. Play him anywhere he wants to play. I think he can play anywhere.”

You can listen to O’Hara’s point of view below.

Phil Foden was surprisingly included in the starting XI for crucial Champions League clash against Real Madrid last saturday.

With players like David Silva, Bernardo and also Riyad Mahrez on the substitutes’ bench, to include Foden felt like a statement from Guardiola and the youngster’s mature display showed he made the right choice.

Even at a young age, he has the intelligence and versatility to play anywhere, but attacking midfield role is where Foden is expected to more influential. Foden’s youthful flair, risk-taking and creativity, particularly in the final third, is why he is currently played further forward.

O’Hara’s point of view has got a lot of fans talking with many not happy with the pundit’s claim. 

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