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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 #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 #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 #5-Romelu Lukaku

He had a dream. Now his dream has been fulfilled. A glance at the hulking frame of Romelu Lukaku and an immediate comparison to...

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 #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 #19- Ryan Ledson (Everton)

Born and bred on Merseyside, Ryan Ledson is arguably the next 'Steven Gerrard of Everton'. Over the last 25 years, the only one-club type...

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...

Rough Diamonds #2-Felipe Anderson

We welcome Gordon Fleetwood to The False Nine,with his article being the second in the Rough Diamonds series(You can read the first here)The famed...

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...

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...

Rough Diamonds #12- Christian Eriksen (Ajax Amsterdam)

Danish people are not new to watching a technically adept, twinkle toed attacking midfielder who can unlock defences at will. So one can understand...

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...

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,...

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...

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 #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 #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 #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 #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...

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...