Today saw another twenty minutes for the seventeen year old. Many have criticised Pep for not giving the young Mancunian (along with others) more playing time. However, you can also hear the argument that pushing too hard too soon can ruin a promising career.
Certainly, although younger, Freddy Adu is the biggest name to come into that later category. I am sure within the next two campaigns we will start to see more from the youngster. If we don’t, then I think you’ll have to question his best move then. For now though, he is learning from the best, surrounded by some of the best, and holding his own.
Also a youngster, at least according to the PFA who nominated older players in the PFA young player of the year award, is Raheem Sterling. Still only 23, the English winger has come under immense criticism, despite it being his best season so far.
More goals in the League, Champions League and overall than he’s scored in any other season. Despite this he still doesn’t get the love from the footballing world, along with some of his own fans.
Outscoring both Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard this season he would probably be third on most people’s top three involving that trio. Yes, he misses some sitters, but the positive outlook on that is that he is getting himself into some great positions.
Full of running and a willingness to put himself out there, like Foden, the next two seasons will show where he goes.