A new mural of Phil Foden in Stockport has caused quite a stir

The Man City player has been immortalised.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 13th June 2022

There’s another new mural in Greater Manchester, this time commemorating footballer Phil Foden.

The artwork has been painted onto a wall in Stockport, the Manchester City midfielder’s hometown.

Foden, who famously sported a platinum hair do during the Euros in 2021, has been immortalised with the mural on the corner of Wycliffe Street and George’s Road.

But the likeness to the 22-year-old has been called into question, with dozens of people saying it looks more like Ross Barkley.

The new Phil Foden mural in Stockport. Credit: Instagram, @philfoden

It’s also drawn comparisons to the infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo that was installed in Madeira.


One person said: “Painting by numbers from Poundland.”

Another commented: “I mean – even murals they can’t get right. Tears seeing those monstrosities popping up all over Manchester. Foden looks like a cross between Mason Greenwood with a gob like Frank Spencer.”


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Someone else joked: “I dunno, but I’d have got someone who has looked at Phil Foden at least once to do the mural.”

One user wrote: “So Twitter has spoken and decided that this is a mural of Connor Coady, Tony Bellew, Ant Crolla or Ross Barkley. But probably not Phil Foden.”


The artwork has appeared a month after fellow Manchester City player Sergio Aguero was immortalised with a giant sculpture outside the Etihad Stadium.

Featured image: Instagram, @philfoden