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EPL: Rio Ferdinand compares Nwaneri to Man City star, Phil Foden

Rio Ferdinand compares Nwaneri to Folden

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has compared Arsenal youngster, Ethan Nwaneri to Manchester City star Phil Foden.

The late introduction of Nwaneri during Arsenal’s 3-0 win against Brentford over the weekend made the England U16 midfielder the youngest player in Premier League history.

As the 15-year-old made his way into the pitch, Arsenal fans sang ‘He’s going to school in the morning!’

And now former England and Manchester United man, Ferdinand has now compared Nwaneri to City and England midfielder Foden.

“There’s no doubting this kid’s ability,” Ferdinand told his YouTube channel on Tuesday.

“I’ve heard from coaches that are at the club and from various different people in the game at that level that there aren’t many 15-year-olds in the last 10 or so years that have got the ability that this guy’s shown on a consistent basis.

“We are talking about the Fodens of this world. At 15, he’s at a similar level they’re talking.”

Written by Wale Adediran

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