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Roy Keane Suggests Manchester City's Phil Foden Should Be Drug Tested After Calling Micah Richards ‘World Class’.

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Roy Keane Suggests Manchester City's Phil Foden Should Be Drug Tested After Calling Micah Richards ‘World Class’.

Roy Keane has jokingly suggested Phil Foden should be drug tested after the Manchester City midfielder called Micah Richards 'world class'.

Foden praised Richards during an interview for Sky Sports as he discussed his memories of growing up as a City fan.

"I liked Micah. He was one of my idols," said Foden. "A young English talent.

"He was one of the best right-back in the world at the time. It was just a shame he had one or two injuries."

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In response, Keane was quick to cut ex-Etihad favourite Richards down to size.

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Speaking ahead of City's mouthwatering clash with Liverpool on Sunday, Keane said: "He's made one or two mistakes. His interview came across really well. His stuff about Micah, he probably needs to be drug tested for that."

Cue Richards breaking into his trademark guffaw.

Foden, who was recalled to Gareth Southgate's England squad last week, is looking to become a mainstay of the City midfield.

He has impressed Keane so far this term, but the Irishman wants to see the youngster continue to produce on a regular basis.

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"It's important for any young player to play regularly," said Keane. "He's had one or two opportunities since David Silva left.

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"It's unfair to compare him to Silva who was one of the greatest players you've ever seen.

"But he's got all the talent. Can he do it week in week out consistently?

"He wants to learn. He's a kid and he's working with Pep Guardiola, one of the world's greatest coaches.


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"He obviously wants to play in a three or one of the wide positions. But when you're 20 years of age and you're playing for a club like Man City who have huge ambitions, you play where you can.

"It's not a case for a 20-year-old saying to a coach this is where I think my favourite position is, you play where the coach tells you to play.

"Pep has worked with some of the greatest attacking players on the planet so when you get the opportunity, you take it.

"He needs to show the manager he's mature enough to do a job for Manchester City."

Topics: Manchester City, Phil Foden, Micah Richards, Roy Keane

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