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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 #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...

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 #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...

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 #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...

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....

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...

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 #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....

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 #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....

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...

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 #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 #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 #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,...

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 #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...