Phil Foden is in line to overtake Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs as the most decorated player in English football, believes Joleon Lescott.
Ryan Giggs’ standing as the most decorated player in English football history will come under threat from Manchester City starlet Phil Foden, claims Joleon Lescott.
At 20, the Manchester City youngster has already won eight major trophies, chasing down the United legend’s haul of 25.
An era of unprecedented success at Old Trafford in the 1990s and 2000s allowed the Wales international to accrue a remarkable collection of silverware.
Over the past few years, Manchester City have won trophies domestically. With Foden in the thick of things from a young age, Lescott believes he stands a chance at breaking Giggs’ record.
“Regards to what he can achieve, hopefully, touch wood, he can withstand injuries, he can be the most decorated English player in history.” Lescott told CityTV.
“What has he got? Two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups. He’s 20 years old. If he continues at this level and stays at City for the remainder of his career, which I hope he does, he’ll average two, three trophies a season which is going to be remarkable.”
Lescott added on Foden: “I don’t think his quality is ever going to be in question. What he has, which I don’t see many players have, is an obsession with football. I don’t just mean love of the game – I love the game – but he’s like weirdly obsessed with the game.”