Some Manchester City fans have reacted online after Pep Guardiola once again lauded young midfielder Phil Foden.
The 19-year-old has had to make do with a regular role on the bench this season due to the continued form of the likes of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan.
A large section of the City support are clamouring to see the starlet given a run of games by the manager, but the 48-year-old has so far resisted temptation.
In quotes published by The Sun from a new book ‘Pep’s City: The Making of a Superteam’, he said: “We didn’t give Foden a new contract by accident.
“He is the only player that can’t be sold under any circumstances – the only one. Not even for 500 million euros.
“Phil’s going nowhere – Phil is City. We won’t be signing anyone else for that position.
“When David Silva leaves, we know exactly who our new magician will be.”
Guardiola publicly apologised to Foden after he had scored against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League for not playing him more.
The Stockport-born ace came on in injury time and put the game to bed, which has only really served to put his situation in the spotlight more.
City fans react
Unsurprisingly, there were a few City fans on Twitter unimpressed by Guardiola’s latest comments.
Many are itching to see him given a chance right now, rather than when the sublime Silva moves on:
so basically pep give us a date to when we will see foden start and its not this season
— #GJ9 (@iOxQ8_) 9 October 2019
start him over gundogan
— Dark knight☠🖤🦇 (@nour_yasine) 9 October 2019
I hate it when he says things like this only to not play him🙄
— Luke Ravetto (@luke_ravetto) 9 October 2019
— KDBreezy (@Stoneporte) 9 October 2019
But he’s still not coming on in place of Gundogan for the last 2 minutes. Hopefully he’ll get a chance soon.
— Grstreble (@grstreble) 9 October 2019
Please, please, please… be true.
— Pepe Silvia (@davidskadey) 9 October 2019
Can someone tell him he can stop talking for two weeks
— Regular Timeline Hank (@hanx3sports) 10 October 2019
MUSIC TO MY EARS 😫😍
— . (@RodriSZN) 9 October 2019
He better mean that
— LA💉 (@ItsinSaneLeroy) 9 October 2019
When David silva leaves you willl sign another player for that position simple as that
— steve (@onlyonesteved) 9 October 2019