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The Best young players in football from all around the world. The Rough Diamond series identifies all the top talents in football.

Steve Walsh- The man behind Leicester City’s title win

Football has undergone tremendous change over the years. There is so much emphasis on tactics and managerial changes these days. Nobody has patience anymore,...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #3- Axel Tuanzebe

This is the eighth post in a series of 10, where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and/u/rdzzl have rated the ten best players playing for Manchester United’s youth teams....

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #2- Callum Gribbin

This is the ninth post in a series of 10, where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and/u/rdzzl have rated the ten best players playing for Manchester United’s youth teams....

Rough Diamonds #15-Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United)

  Timothy Fosu-Mensah -This signing has a very "Paul Pogba" feel to it . One of the highest rated youngsters in the continent, lots of...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #9 -Demetri Mitchell

This is the second post in a series of 10, where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and /u/rdzzl have rated the, ten best players playing for Manchester...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #1- Timothy Fosu-Mensah

This is the tenth and last post in this series,where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and/u/rdzzl have rated the ten best players playing for Manchester United’s...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #5- RoShaun Williams

RoShaun Williams This is the sixth post in a series of 10, where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and/u/rdzzl have rated the ten best players playing for Manchester United’s...

Rough Diamonds #31- Kasey Palmer(Chelsea)

As Chelsea’s 2015/2016 petered off into a 10th place finish, there was a clear opportunity for Guus Hiddink to include some of the clubs...

Rough Diamonds #16- Andreas Pereira (Manchester United)

Andreas Pereira is one of the most talented and skillful players that have come through the Manchester United youth system in some time (including...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #7 -Sean Goss

This is the fourth post in a series of 10, where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and /u/rdzzl have rated the ten best players playing for Manchester United’s...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #6 -Marcus Rashford

Note-This article was initially written 2 months ago before Rashford made his first team debut. This is the fourth post in a series of 10,...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #10 -Joe Riley

This is the first post in a series of 10, where Reddit users /u/monsieurryan and /u/rdzzl have rated the, ten best players playing for Manchester United's...

Rough Diamonds #30- João Mário (Sporting)

A graduate from the famous Sporting academy, João Mário is the latest talent to roll of off the production line. After breaking into the...

Rough Diamonds #17- Ben Pearson (Manchester United)

Ben Pearson is what many would characterize as a classic midfield terrier. He's got good acceleration, decent passing, excellent positioning and the recognizable...

Rough Diamonds #6-Georginio Wijnaldum

-Andrew HardingJust the look of Georginio Wijnaldum motionless gives the impression that he will be an excellent player if not one already. Lithe frames...

Rough Diamonds #7-Nick Ioannou (Manchester United)

Nick Ioannou is a highly rated school boy who became the first Cypriot to represent Manchester United when he was named in the FAYC...

Rough Diamonds #14- Óliver Torres (Atletico Madrid)

    The conveyor belt of talented midfielders coming out of Spain feels almost endless at times. As Iniesta and Xavi move into the latter stages...

Rough Diamonds #9-Stephan El Shaarawy (AC Milan)

Most of us tend to associate Italian football with quality defenders and a dearth of attackers. Attacking talents are considered a rarity in Italy....

Rough Diamonds #13-Mateo Kovačić (Inter)

    One in a million talent, you say?  Try one in five million (approximately Croatia's population) talent, and you would still be far from the...

Rough Diamonds #10-Marc-André ter Stegen (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

28 matches into the 2010-11 season German club, Borussia Monchengladbach, had conceded 62 goals and were in last place being five points away from...

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