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Manchester United legend Roy Keane noticed shadows of Paul Scholes in Phil Foden’s first goal for England on Wednesday night. The 20-year-old was recalled to the senior squad for England’s triple-header during the international break and marked his return with a brace as the Three Lions beat Iceland 4-0.
Foden first sweeping the ball home from inside the area before finding the net with a long-distance strike. It was his first, arguably less eye-catching, goal that impressed Keane.
“I love this first goal, we’re talking about making runs in the box right at the end, a bit like Paul Scholes used to do. Sometimes it’s about standing still and that’s football intelligence,” he told ITV. “He’s 20 years of age. Excellent performance. He made a mistake a couple of months ago. He’ll be delighted with that. He’s a great prospect.”