The Manchester derby is the ideal setting for Phil Foden to show how much he has grown

Sunday’s Manchester derby is the ideal setting for Phil Foden to show how far his game has come this season. The England international has been one of City’s best players this season as he has matured as a player. A big performance against City’s biggest rivals could cement Foden’s status as one of the best players in the Premier League.

A big storyline in Manchester City’s season has been the strides taken by Phil Foden this campaign. He has served a sizable apprenticeship at Manchester City and he has taken the next step in his career this campaign. Foden is now one of City’s most important players and has shown that on multiple occasions this season.

The performance of City’s wonderboy against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last weekend was crucial in his team’s victory. Foden dominated the game as he inspired his team to a vital 1-nil win. Playing in a central role he showcased exactly where his future lies. It was also a timely reminder for Gareth Southgate that Foden can play a role in midfield for his country. But that day will come later in the future. The display from the City Academy poster boy could be a precursor to a bigger performance from Foden in tomorrow’s derby.

Tomorrow’s Manchester derby is a crucial game in the context of City’s season. A win is crucial to Manchester City’s title charge. It is the perfect setting for Phil Foden to signal to the football world that he has grown into one of the Premier League’s elite players.

It has always been Foden’s destiny to reach the very top. A massive performance against Manchester United could signal that Foden has taken his place at the top of the mantle.

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