Foden will take ‘ten years’ to reach Salah's level - Rooney

Foden will take ‘ten years’ to reach Salah's level - Rooney
Manchester City's Phil Foden shakes hands with manager Pep Guardiola after being substituted during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Wednesday April 3, 2024.

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024. 15:00

Premier League legend Wayne Rooney believes Phil Foden will take another ten years to reach the goalscoring levels of Mohamed Salah.

Salah, 31, has proved to be a reliable goalscoring winger for Liverpool FC having scored 209 goals in 340 matches across all competitions for the Reds and also boasts of 56 goals in 98 caps for Egypt.

Foden, 23, on the other hand, is enjoying his best season in front of goal having netted 22 goals in 44 matches for Liverpool’s Premier League title rivals, Manchester City.

Former Manchester United and Everton FC superstar Rooney has compared Salah with Foden who has scored 82 goals in 262 competitive matches for City while also scoring four times in 33 England games.

“He’s (Salah) such an incredible player. I still don’t think he gets the credit he deserves. Of course, for some Liverpool fans, he is right up there,” Rooney said on Sports Keeda.

“You are seeing different players getting recognition, such as de Bruyne. But what he has been doing for the last three or four years is incredible. The numbers he keeps producing.

“He’s such a top world-class player, unfortunately, he is playing at Liverpool. He is somebody that I really enjoy watching. He is a player, who at times in games, you feel like he isn’t interested in the game, but they are always the most dangerous players. You almost forget about them, at times, and then, all of a sudden, he comes to life and changes the game,” he added.

“I just don’t think he gets the credit he deserves. You look at Phil Foden, for instance, playing in a similar role, he has got another eight, nine and ten years to get to the numbers Mo Salah has. I would like to see him get more credit.”

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