Over the weekend, Pep Guardiola’s men fell to a 2-1 defeat away against rivals Manchester United despite taking the lead at Old Trafford.
Indeed, Jack Grealish opened the scoring on the hour mark before a controversial Bruno Fernandes goal levelled the scores, allowing Marcus Rashford to net the winner just four minutes later.
Foden managed just 57 minutes in the game before Guardiola had seen enough and he was actually substituted off for Grealish who made an immediate impact with his goal.
While speaking about the game on BBC Radio Show 606, Sutton questioned the form of the 22-year-old, suggesting that he hasn’t played well for some time now.
He explained (25:15): “I don’t know what’s happened to Phil Foden at this moment in time, he hasn’t played well since he’s come back after the World Cup.”
Since Premier League football returned after the pause for the winter World Cup, Foden has played four times in the English top flight. In that period, he has started twice but failed to deliver a notable performance.
Indeed, he has not done enough to earn a match rating higher than 6.6 (according to SofaScore) in any of those outings, and against the Red Devils he really struggled.
The Englishman managed just 15 touches, losing the ball four times, failing to get off any shots or create any key chances, while also being caught offside twice. No wonder he was hooked after 57 minutes.
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