Manchester City midfielder hailed as the new Paul Scholes

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has likened Manchester City Phil Foden to club legend Paul Scholes after his brilliant performance in England’s 4-0 victory over Iceland.

The 20 year old scored a brace against Iceland to add gloss to the scoreline, but it was his all-round performance that pleased Roy Keane.

The former United midfielder told ITV Sport studio:

“Two excellent goals. I loved his first goal, we’re talking about making runs in the box, right at the end a bit like what Paul Scholes used to do,” the ex-United and Republic of Ireland midfielder said.

“Sometimes it’s about standing still and that’s football intelligence and, again, he’s 20 years of age. It was an excellent performance.

“He’s made a mistake a couple of months ago but he’ll be delighted with that.

“He’s a great prospect.”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright said Foden has echoed Keane’s assessment of the player’s performance and believes he gives extra dimension to Gareth Southgate’s team ahead of the Euros.

“It’s a fantastic performance from him,” Wright said.

“You’re pleased to see him come back from what he’s come back from simply because you just want a young player to be able to do that in peace which he was given.

“The way he picks up the ball in these areas, we know what he’s capable of doing as he does it for Manchester City.

“It’s a massive plus for another England player that can create because that’s what you want.”