Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has recalled the first time he met Phil Foden.
Foden has just been named the Premier League's Young Player of the Year.
“Back in 2008, my first visit to the Manchester - my first day, as chairman of this club - I visited Platt Lane," Khaldoon told the club's website.
“I was taking a tour and I was introduced by the coaches to a young lad, eight or seven years old back then.
“And they told me this boy is a very special boy, you should say hello to him.
“I said, yeah, it'd be a pleasure. So, they brought this boy called Phil and that eight-year-old started in the Champions League final for Manchester City.
“That's the value of a great academy. That's the story of evolution."