Manchester City youngster Phil Foden won the PFA Young Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. Foden was an integral part of the Manchester City side that won the Premier League. He beat the competition in the form of Conor Gallagher, Reece James, Jacob Ramsey, Bukayo Saka, and Emile Smith Rowe. Foden became only the sixth player to win back-to-back Young Player of the Year awards joining Ryan Giggs, Robbie Fowler, Wayne Rooney, and Dele Alli.
“I’m really honored to be honest, especially to win it back to back. It shows that I’ve come a long way this year with the consistency of my game, and I’m really pleased to win it again,” Phil Foden said after winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award. “All the best players in the world have got to show consistency and keep performing at the highest level, and this year I’ve just tried to do that and try and help my team as much as possible – I’ve been really happy with my performances this year. Hopefully I can win the main award in the future, but it’s all about taking small steps and improving. I always love winning individual awards, it’s just nice to look at and see how far you’ve come so, yeah, I’m really pleased.”
“His progress has followed a steep upward trajectory and it owes a lot to the careful management of Pep Guardiola, who has been rewarded for easing him in gradually, increasing his playing time from season to season, allowing him to blossom at his own pace,” Nick Wright said. “Foden has gone from embellishing City performances to defining them himself, his contribution to their latest title success all the more impressive for the way in which he switched positions, playing everywhere from central midfield to false nine.”