Pep Guardiola on Manchester City’s Phil Foden being loaned out

Manchester City 7 Rotherham 0

Manchester City took on Rotherham this Sunday in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Despite Rotherham being 21st in the Championship, Pep Guardiola still opted to play a strong side.

Given City had a lot of their first-team regulars starting, it is no surprise it took them just 12 minutes to take the lead through Raheem Sterling.

Rotherham would have some hope of getting back into the game as it looked like they would go in at half-time just 1-0 down.

However, Phil Foden would make it 2-0 just before the break. Semi Ajayi would then put the ball in his own net in first-half injury time.

Gabriel Jesus would then finally get his goal in the 52nd minute.

Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane would get Man City’s final three goals of the day.

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Guardiola responds to Phil Foden loan possibility

As well as smashing Rotherham 7-0, Sunday’s game also saw a rare start for Phil Foden.

18-year-old Foden is a Man City academy product and looks to have bags of potential.

However, Foden’s first team chances have been very limited this season. He has made eight Premier League appearances this term but none as a starter.

Given Foden is being somewhat wasted sat on the City bench week in week out, Pep Guardiola was asked if the youngster could be loaned out this January.

But Guardiola has stated he has no plans to let Foden leave City, even on loan:

“Phil Foden on loan? No way! No way. It’s impossible. He’s going to be working with us for many, many years.”

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