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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.

Rough Diamonds #1-Josh McEachran

This is the first in a series of articles called Rough Diamonds where we look at young players who have the potential to be...

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...

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...

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 #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 #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 #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 #18- Joe Rothwell (Manchester United)

This GIF  kind of sums up Joe Rothwell quite nicely. The finish is perhaps the best he's ever shown at the U21 level, but...

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 #3-Raheem Sterling

Tom Nash gives us a peek into the next big talent from Liverpool in line with our Rough Diamonds seriesRemember Bruno Cheyrou? He was...

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...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #4- Joshua Harrop

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 youth...

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...

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 #4-Paul Pogba

Andrew Harding gives us a peek into the player who is touted to be the next Patrick VieraManchester United can go pretty much anywhere...

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 #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...

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....

Liverpool’s 10 best youth players

Harry Wilson , 17, Winger, Wales, One of Liverpool's brightest attacking players, and has made a real partnership with Ryan Kent, who we'll be talking about...

Rough Diamonds #11-Jean Marie Dongou (Barcelona)

La Masia may have the fortunate knack of regularly producing and nurturing supremely talented footballers, but you’d think that even they would have had...