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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.

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 #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 #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...

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...

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...

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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...

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,...

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 #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...

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 #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...

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 #8-Moritz Leitner (Borussia Dortmund)

Over the last few years, Germany has produced some of the most talented attackers in the world. Ranging from lethal goal scorers like Mario...