sport news Phil Foden targets David Silva's now-vacated spot in Manchester City team

Phil Foden targeting David Silva's place in the Manchester City side as he vows to impress Pep Guardiola this season to finally get a starting spot Phil Foden is targeting David Silva's now-vacated spot in the Man City team The England youngster will look to impress Pep Guardiola to get his chance Foden has struggled to nail down a spot in City's starting XI in recent years Now, following Silva's departure, Foden is hoping to get more opportunities 

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 08:57 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 09:02 BST, 3 September 2020

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Phil Foden is aiming to make the spot David Silva vacated his this season as he looks to finally be given a starting place in the Manchester City team.

The 20-year-old has been limited to cameo roles in recent years and has had to bide his time while Silva has run the show at the Etihad.

However, after his man-of-the-match performance in the Carabao Cup final, Foden has been given more responsibility in some of City's biggest games, having featured in the Champions League round of 16 second leg as a false nine.

Phil Foden (above) is hoping to claim David Silva's spot in the Manchester City team

Phil Foden (above) is hoping to claim David Silva's spot in the Manchester City team

While he may have been limited to chances at the Etihad, City have made it clear that the England international will become Silva's eventual successor, with boss Pep Guardiola rating the attacking midfielder very highly.

And Foden is hoping he will be given the chance to claim Silva's spot in the upcoming campaign following the Spaniard's summer switch to Real Sociedad. 

'I am hoping so but there are a lot of

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