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Phil Foden lauded as 'the best young player in the world' and a level above Erling Haaland by Rio Ferdinand - as Man City blaze into the Champions League final following stunning win over Paris Saint Germain Rio Ferdinand believes Phil Foden is the best young footballer on the planet  The legend watched on as a pundit as City defeated PSG He feels that on form Foden is surpassing the exploits of Erling Haaland  Pep Guardiola's side have finally made their way to a Champions League final  

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 23:27 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 23:28 BST, 4 May 2021

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Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Manchester City after the club finally achieved its long-standing aim of reaching the Champions League, while hailing Phil Foden as 'the best young player in the world.'

City dazzled against a Paris Saint Germain side which quickly lost its head inside the Etihad, with Angel Di Maria receiving a straight red card in a painful 4-1 aggregate defeat. 

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Ferdinand was left in awe by the performance of his once rivals, and reserved a specific segment of praise for the 20-year-old Foden who did not look an inch out of place against the world's best.

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