Guardiola picks ‘serious contender’ for Player of the Year award


Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said Phil Foden is “a serious contender” for the Premier League Player of the Year award.

Foden scored a hat-trick in midweek, as City saw off Aston Villa 4-1 at the Etihad.

The goals took his tally for this campaign to 21 in all competitions.

Foden now has three Premier League hat-tricks to his name, having previously taken home match balls against Manchester United in October 2022 and Brentford just a few weeks ago in February.

“I think Foden can be a serious contender for PL Player of the Season.

“Many, many players have played really good this season. But I think he can be a contender, for sure; for the numbers, consistency, level of his game,” Guardiola said.