Manchester United FIFA 20 ratings predicted

3 Sep

FIFA 20 is almost upon upon us and gamers across the globe are itching to get their hands on a copy.

With a release date of September 27, 2019, you can be sure it won’t be long before we’re kissing goodbye to our families and friends for a few months.

Ahead of the launch, as is customary, many people are desperate to know just what the new ratings will be this season.

A countdown is soon to tell us the Top 100 stars on FIFA 20 but how will Manchester United player fare after a tumultuous 2018/19 season at Old Trafford.

Here at talkSPORT.com we took a look at FIFA 19 and have decided on our predicted ratings for this season’s game and you can see them below.

1. David de Gea

FIFA 19 rating – 91

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 89

2. Victor Lindelöf

FIFA 19 rating – 79

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 82

Lindelof will be key for the Red Devils this season
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3. Eric Bailly

FIFA 19 rating – 82

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 80

4. Phil Jones

FIFA 19 rating – 80

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 78

5. Harry Maguire

FIFA 19 rating – 82

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 84

Maguire has had a decent start to his United career
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6. Paul Pogba

FIFA 19 rating – 88

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 88

7. Alexis Sánchez (on loan at Inter Milan)

FIFA 19 rating – 87

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 84

8. Juan Mata

FIFA 19 rating – 83

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 81

9. Anthony Martial

FIFA 19 rating – 84

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 85

Anthony Martial celebrates opening the scoring for Manchester United against Wolves
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10. Marcus Rashford

FIFA 19 rating – 82

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 83

12. Chris Smalling (on loan at Roma)

FIFA 19 rating – 81

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 80

13. Lee Grant

FIFA 19 rating – 74

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 73

14. Jesse Lingard

FIFA 19 rating – 82

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 82

Jesse Lingard has come under fire for his form
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15. Andreas Pereira

FIFA 19 rating – 78

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 80

16. Marcos Rojo

FIFA 19 rating – 80

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 79

17. Fred

FIFA 19 rating – 82

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 81

18. Ashley Young

FIFA 19 rating – 80

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 80

Ashley Young in action for Manchester United
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20. Diogo Dalot

FIFA 19 rating – 72

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 76

21. Daniel James

FIFA 19 rating – 59

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 72

Daniel James celebrates his goal against Cardiff
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22. Sergio Romero

FIFA 19 rating – 80

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 79

23. Luke Shaw

FIFA 19 rating – 78

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 81

24. Timothy Fosu-Mensah

FIFA 19 rating – 74

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 74

26. Mason Greenwood

FIFA 19 rating – 66

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 70

Teenage sensation Mason Greenwood could be called upon by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season
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28. Angel Gomes

FIFA 19 rating – 66

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 68

29. Aaron Wan-Bissaka

FIFA 19 rating – 76

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 80

Wan-Bissaka is likely to be an England international very soon
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31. Nemanja Matić

FIFA 19 rating – 86

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 84

37. James Garner

FIFA 19 rating – 63

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 68

38. Axel Tuanzebe

FIFA 19 rating – 73

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 76

39. Scott McTominay

FIFA 19 rating – 71

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 78

Scott McTominay has looked good for Manchester United this season
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40. Joel Castro Pereira (on loan at Hearts)

FIFA 19 rating – 71

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 74

44. Tahith Chong

FIFA 19 rating – 65

Predicted FIFA 20 rating – 70


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Aaron Wan-Bissaka: Have Manchester United finally replaced Gary Neville? Every right-back used since his retirement

10 Jul

Manchester United appear to have finally replaced Gary Neville with the £50million signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Neville made 602 appearances for the Red Devils after coming through the ranks at Old Trafford, winning eight Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies.

Gary Neville (left) was a serial winner at Manchester United
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And since retiring from football in 2011, players have tried and failed to fill the void left by the former Red Devils captain.

Wan-Bissaka will be the next right-back to try after leaving Crystal Palace to sign a five-year deal with United last month.

The 21-year-old could make his United debut against Perth Glory in a pre-season friendly on Saturday – and United fans are excited to see him in action.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is excited by Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s arrival
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Below, talkSPORT.com look at other right-backs who have played for the club since Neville hung up his boots.

Rafael

Rafael and his twin brother, Fabio, joined Manchester United from Brazilian club Fluminense in August 2008.

And Sir Alex Ferguson clearly trusted Rafael as he played a crucial role in three Premier League title wins in 2008/09, 2010/11 and 2012/13.

The 29-year-old kept his place in the team under David Moyes, but fell out of favour when Louis van Gaal took over in 2014.

The Dutchman allowed Rafael to move to Lyon for a modest £2.5million fee in August 2015.

Rafael was a regular starter under Sir Alex Ferguson
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Chris Smalling

When Rafael wasn’t starting for the Red Devils in the year following Neville’s retirement, Smalling stepped into the breach.

He’d already spent time their at the beginning for the 2011/12 campaign as they kicked off with five straight wins and the England international starting four of them.

Meanwhile, across the festive period in 2012/13 he started in wins over Newcastle, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton.

Still at United, he’s not been near the role in some time.

Smalling in action during match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion
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Phil Jones

Just like team-mate Smalling, Jones slipped into the right-back role on occasion.

One of his earliest appearances here was in the early 2011/12 run in the match Smalling missed – a 5-0 win over Bolton.

His natural ball-playing ability made him perfect for the job but he was only used occasionally, especially after the signing of Matteo Darmian.

Jones has stepped in whenever called upon
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Matteo Darmian

Darmian was signed a month before Rafael was sold.

Even though Italy failed to make it out of the 2014 World Cup group stages, the full-back’s performances, especially in a 2-1 win over England, caught United’s eye.

A year later, he completed a £12.7million move from Torino and started the 2015/16 campaign as United’s first-choice right-back.

Despite a promising debut season at Old Trafford, Darmian struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under Van Gaal’s successor, Jose Mourinho.

After managing just 10 Premier League starts in the past two seasons with a year left on his contract, Darmian will surely aim to move on this summer.

Matteo Darmian is out of favour at Old Trafford
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Antonio Valencia

Along with winning the FA Cup, another Van Gaal success story was converting Valencia into a right-back.

The Ecuador international had been linked with a move away from the club following the big-money arrivals of Memphis Depay and Angel Di Maria.

But he stayed put and transitioned from a right winger into a right-back during Van Gaal’s two-year spell in charge.

Valencia kept his new position under Mourinho, who dubbed him the world’s ‘the best right-back’ in 2017.

However, injuries and form affected the final years of his United career and he was released last month.

Antonio Valencia was Manchester United’s club captain
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Ashley Young

Similarly to Valencia, Young has played the latter years of his career as a full-back on the right and left side.

Last season, he was exposed countless times which led to a section of Old Trafford fans turning against him.

Supporters even went the extra mile by starting a petition demanding the club to axe Young, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling this summer.

The arrival of Wan-Bissaka is set to restrict Young’s playing time next season.

Ashley Young could be made Manchester United’s new club captain for the upcoming campaign
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Guillermo Varela

David Moyes’ first ever signing, but often forgotten about.

He started three Premier League matches in 2015/16, while also featuring in their Europa League adventures, which were ended by Liverpool.

After loans to Real Madrid Castilla and Eintracht Frankfurt he left for Penarol in Uruguay, his homeland, in 2017.

He’s now back in Europe with Copenhagen.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal shakes hands with Guillermo Varela
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Paddy McNair

Used in midfield when he arrived onto the scene in 2014/15, McNair was also used at right-back.

He played there against West Ham United in December 2015 as the Red Devils were held to a 0-0 draw.

The Northern Irish midfielder stepped in at right-back when called upon
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Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Fosu-Mensah joined Manchester United from Ajax as a youngster in 2014, before being given his first taste of senior football under Van Gaal.

He made 10 appearances during a breakthrough 2015/16 campaign, but struggled to win the trust of Mourinho the following season.

Fosu-Mensah’s last competitive United appearance came in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in May 2017.

Since then, he has had two unsuccessful season-long loan spells at Crystal Palace and Fulham.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has not played for Manchester United in over two years
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Eric Bailly

Signed from Villarreal for £30million and was Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Old Trafford.

Much like Jones and Smalling before him, Bailly was occasionally slipped into a role at full-back in the 2016/17 season.

Eric Bailly has been used at right-back when needed
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Axel Tuanzebe

A 2-0 defeat away at Arsenal in 2017 was the England youth international’s first Premier League start for the Red Devils and it came at right-back.

Usually a centre-back, Tuanzebe also featured at defensive midfield towards the end of the season.

Last year he impressed on loan at Aston Villa and could now make a permanent transfer to the Midlands.

Axel Tuanzebe in one of his Premier League performances for Manchester United
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Victor Lindelof

Like several other United centre-backs, the Swede’s ability with the ball at his feet led to him playing at right-back at points.

In December and January of the 2017/18 campaign he played there in a 2-2 draw with Leicester City and a victory over Everton.

Victor Lindelof was a £31million signing from Benfica
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Diogo Dalot

Arriving in a £19million deal from Porto last summer, Dalot was described by Mourinho as the ‘best young full-back in Europe’.

It was a claim that seemed bizarre after Dalot was forced to wait until December to make his Premier League debut.

The 20-year-old featured more prominently under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and ended a debut season in England with 23 appearances.

But Solskjaer’s determination to land another young right-back in Wan-Bissaka could be a bad sign for Dalot’s future.

Diogo Dalot had to wait a long time to make his Premier League debut
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Manchester United transfer news: Diogo Dalot ‘told he can leave’ Old Trafford following Aaron Wan-Bissaka signing

30 Jun

Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot has reportedly been told he can leave the club.

The £50million capture of Aaron Wan-Bissaka is likely to limit the 20-year-old’s involvement in the first-team next season.

Diogo Dalot has four years left on his Manchester United contract
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Dalot was dubbed ‘the best young full-back’ by former Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho after completing a £19million move from Porto last summer.

Most of his 22 appearances in his debut campaign in England came under Mourinho’s successor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Evening Standard claim United are willing to listen to offers for Dalot and Marcos Rojo.

The Argentina international featured just three times under Solskjaer.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was confirmed as a Manchester United player on Saturday

Selling Dalot, who has four years left on his contract, would leave Ashley Young and out-of-favour defender Matteo Darmian as the club’s only cover for Wan-Bissaka.

Solskjaer praised Wan-Bissaka’s ‘work ethic, talent and mentality’ after securing one of his top summer targets.

He said: “Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League.

“He has the right work ethic, talent and mentality to play for Manchester United and he fits exactly the type of player that we are looking to bring into the squad to help us improve and push on further.

“Aaron is a young, hungry player and eager to learn and that’s important at his age. I am delighted he has signed with us and we look forward to continuing his tremendous development so far.”

Manchester United transfer news: How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could look next season WITHOUT Paul Pogba, but with top targets, including Dan James and Bruno Fernandes

10 May

Manchester United are a club once again caught in a state of flux, with a transfer revamp required once again this summer.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, United have appointed four permanent managers who have spent a combined £686.7MILLION to try and stop the rot.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has plenty to do this summer

However, with bitter rivals Manchester City and Liverpool threatening to leave the Red Devils in the proverbial dust, the situation at Old Trafford seems more desperate than ever.

Paul Pogba’s future at the club continues to get murkier by the day as his public flirtation with Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane begins to border on nauseating.

Paul Pogba could be set for a second acrimonious Manchester United exit

The France midfielder has admitted it would be a ‘dream’ to move to the Bernabeu, with Zidane doing little to stifle talk as the rumours begin to gather pace.

However, Solskjaer does look like embarking on a summer spree in order to cope with the loss of their mercurial midfielder.

According to The Sun, the Norwegian is ready to spend £330million in order to get United back to the top table of English football.

Swansea City forward Daniel James is reportedly closing in on a £15million move, while Ed Woodward is said to have promised the manager a marquee signing.

United have ‘agreed a deal’ with Paulo Dybala, according to reports

That could well be Paulo Dybala from Juventus, with former football journalist Ian McGarry telling The Transfer Window Podcast a €100million deal has been agreed for the Argentina international.

Reports also suggest Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes could be on his way to Manchester, although it is unclear if it is United or City the 31-goal midfielder will choose.

With an influx of so many signings, it is difficult to imagine how Solskjaer could assemble his new look side.

But fear not, talkSPORT.com has assembled a hypothetical staring XI for United next season with a host of potential new signings. Check it out below.

DEFENCE

Kostas Manolas has been linked with a move to Old Trafford

Even though he has had a dip in form, David De Gea remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Having kept faith with the Spain No.1 throughout the season, it is unlikely Solskjaer will include De Gea in any exodus which may take place in the summer.

The full-back areas are also relatively well stocked for United, with Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot nowhere near the peaks of their careers. Dalot has shown incredible promise in a variety of positions this season, while Shaw was voted as United’s Player of the Season at their end-of-season awards.

One position the Red Devils must strengthen is at centre-back. Jose Mourinho tried, and failed, to bring in a marquee signing last summer but was ultimately thwarted in his attempts.

Roma colossus Kostas Manolas has a €36million release clause in his contract with the Serie A side and possesses the physicality and technical attributes to be a Premier League star.

MIDFIELD

Bruno Fernandes has enjoyed an incredible season in front of goal for Sporting

With Paul Pogba set to leave in the summer, Solskjaer knows he cannot repeat the mistakes of previous managers.

With Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini and Morgan Schneiderlin failing to deliver in the United engine room in the post-Ferguson era, a strong midfield is vital.

Scott McTominay has emerged as a real leader in the Red Devils team, with his manager likely to build a team around the 22-year-old. Similarly, Fred is showing glimpses of the player United spent more than £50million on last summer.

Having beaten rivals City last season to the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder, Woodward will be hoping to repeat the trick and beat Pep Guardiola to the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon. The 24-year-old has enjoyed an incredible season in Portugal.

ATTACK

James has been one of the Championship’s best players this season

This is an area United fans can seriously begin to get excited about. If Pogba leaves, it is likely the club will sanction the signing of similar stature and commercial lure to prove to the world they have global appeal.

Signing Dybala would be a real marker for the rest of the Premier League that the club are still serious players. At 25, the forward still has his best years ahead of him, but would need time to adjust from Serie A to the rigours of English football.

Although Daniel James is a signing for the future, the 21-year-old has shown in the Championship this season he has the potential to go right to the top. Blessed with blistering pace and an eye for goal, the comparisons with Wales wingers from past and present have already begun.

When Solskjaer took over, Marcus Rashford was one of the biggest beneficiaries from the man management style of the 46-year-old. Although his form has dipped of late, a summer break and a full pre-season could allow him to rejuvenate and get back to his very best in a red shirt.

Check out how Manchester United could line-up in August below!

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Manchester United fans are desperate to see Diogo Dalot replace ‘finished’ Ashley Young after Barcelona display

11 Apr

Diogo Dalot’s performance for Manchester United on Wednesday night underlined just how much potential the starlet has.

Deployed in an unfamiliar left wing-back role, the Portuguese was entrusted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stop the mercurial Lionel Messi.

Diogo Dalot put in an assured performance against Barcelona

Just a month after his 20th birthday, it shows just how highly the defender is rated.

Unfortunately for United, Luke Shaw’s own goal was enough to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at Old Trafford to put them in pole position to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

However, the Red Devils will be buoyed by their performance at home and their underdog victories in the back gardens of against Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Dalot stood out for his bravery on the ball and willingness to drive forward – a complete contrast to the man who was in his natural position.

Coutinho and Alba caused Young problems all night

Ashley Young has become a dependable member of United’s defence in recent seasons but the right-back was caught out by the marauding runs of Jordi Alba from deep.

With former Liverpool hero Philippe Coutinho tucking inside, the Spain international bombed down the left flank at will and looked a threat.

Young’s unusually substandard performance highlighted to plenty of fans on social media that, at the age of 33, the England international may well require replacing.

And Dalot’s continued progression has led to many to call for his inclusion at Young’s expense.

With the visit of West Ham in the Premier League sandwiched in between the return leg at Camp Nou, Solskjaer would be wise to heed the calls.

Check out what fans had to say on social media below!

Who is the fastest player at Manchester United? Romelu Lukaku makes surprising claim

25 Mar

Romelu Lukaku has responded to critics who labelled him ‘slow’ by claiming he is actually the fastest player at Manchester United.

And the Belgium striker has the stats to back him up.

Romelu Lukaku claims he is the quickest player at Manchester United

Like many of United’s star players, Lukaku struggled at the start of the season under Jose Mourinho as the Red Devils recorded their worst ever start to a Premier League season.

Fans and critics alike were quick to berate the £75million striker as his touch and his confidence deserted him.

In fact, one bookmaker even offered prices on the 25-year-old to miscontrol the ball with his first touch during his lowest point.

However, the former Chelsea striker has proved his worth and the stats show he is in fact United’s quickest player this season.

Lukaku is much quicker than people give him credit for

When answering questions from fans during an Instagram post on the Red Devils’ Instagram post, Lukaku claimed he was quicker than Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw – famed for their explosive pace.

And, courtesy of Opta and the Dail Mail, there is now definitive proof he was telling the truth.

In the top ten speeds from the season so far, Lukaku features three times and his top speed of 34.89km/h is the time to beat.

Diogo Dalot and Ashley Young also take their place among the speed merchants at Old Trafford, but it is Lukaku who comes out on top.

The stats back up the Belgian’s claim
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Under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the striker has returned to form and bagged six goals in three matches at the start of this month.

The ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’ will be hoping the MRI scan Lukaku required on his foot reveals no irregularities as they continue to push for a Champions League place.

Football Manager 2019: 50 wonderkids you must sign

18 Mar

Football Manager 2019 has been out for a while but the winter update is now available so you can get all the latest information on your game including the current wonderkids in world football.

The managerial changes which have taken place are included, along with all the January transfers, promotions and relegations are in it too.

Football Manager 2019 is out now.

But who are the top 50 starlets you can sign in the game under the age of 20 on July 1, 2018 in the game?

Thankfully the folks over at the excellent FMScout.com have figured out the best wonderkids around, although you might have to be in charge of a hefty budget to afford their transfer fees.

So which starlets should you be signing? Find out below.

*Some players may not be available on every game to due to differing database sizes

Josh Tymon (Hull City) – Age 19 – Value = £750k

Position – Full-back

Top attributes – Crossing, Marking, Passing, Tackling, Bravery, Determination, and Work Rate

Marquinhos Cipriano (Shakhtar Donetsk) – Age 19 – Value = £3.5m

Position – Right winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, Finishing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Agility, and Natural Fitness

Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen) – Age 17 – Value = £8.75m

Position – Left winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Long Shots, Technique, Bravery, Flair, Off The Ball, Balance, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Ferran Torres (Valencia) – Age 18 – Value = £1.3m

Position – Right winger

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, First Touch, Technique, Determination, Flair, Acceleration, Agility, and Pace

Pablo Maffeo (Stuttgart) – Age 20 – Value = £6.75m

Position – Full-back and Wing-back

Top attributes – Dribbling, Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina

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Arne Maier (Hertha Berlin) – Age 19 – Value = £8.5m

Position – Central midfield (Deep Lying Playmaker)

Top attributes – First Touch, Passing, Technique, Anticipation, Composure, Teamwork, Vision, Acceleration, Natural Fitness, and Stamina

Carles Alena (Barcelona) – Age 20 – Value = £2.1m

Position Central midfield and Attacking Midfield

Top attributes – Corners, Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Determination, Flair, and Natural Fitness

Angel Gomes (Manchester United) – Age 17 – Value = £850k

Position – Attacking Midfield (Trequartista)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Technique,  Flair, Acceleration, and Pace

Angel Gomes in action against Huddersfield.

Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan) – Age 20 – Value = £11.25m

Position – Striker (Pressing Forward and Poacher)

Top attributes – Finishing, Heading, Anticipation, Composure, Concentration, Determination, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Work Rate, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Cengiz Under (Roma) – Age 20 – Value = £19.75m

Position – Right winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Long Shots, Technique, Anticipation, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Under’s rise to stardom has been rapid, and Arsenal are big fans

Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich) – Age 20 – Value = £13.25m

Position – Central Midfield (Mezzala and Box-To-Box Midfielder)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Long Shots, Technique, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Work Rate, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Stamina, and Strength

Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) – Age 19 – Value = £13.75m

Position – Full-back

Top attributes – Dribbling, Technique, Aggression, Anticipation, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Work Rate

Exequiel Palacios (River Plate) – Age 19 – Value = £5.5m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker and Deep Lying Playmaker)

Top attributes – First Touch, Passing, Technique, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Teamwork, and Vision

Willem Geubbels (Monaco) – Age 16 – Value = £675k

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Bravery, Composure, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Work Rate, Acceleration, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, and Pace

 

Elias Abouchabaka (Greuther Furth, on loan from RB Leipzig) – Age 18 – Value = £450k

Position – Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Vision, and Agility

Mickael Cuisance (Borussia Monchengladbach) – Age 18 – Value = £4.3m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker and Deep Lying Playmaker)

Top attributes – Crossing, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Vision, Agility, and Natural Fitness

Gedson Fernandes (Benfica) – Age 19 – Value = £8m

Position – Central Midfield (Box-To-Box Midfielder)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Tackling, Technique, Aggression, Bravery, Composure, Determination, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina.

Alban Lafont (Fiorentina) – Age 19 – Value = £5m

Position – Goalkeeper (Sweeper Keeper)

Top attributes – Aerial Reach, One On Ones, Reflexes, Rushing Out, Composure, Concentration, Determination, Agility, Balance, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, Stamina, and Strength

Lafont was wanted by Arsenal at one point.

Moise Kean (Juventus) – Age 18 – Value = £2.5m

Position – Left winger (Inside Forward) and Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, Heading, Aggression, Decisions, Determination, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, and Pace.

Amadou Diawara (Napoli) – Age 20 – Value = £17.5m

Position – Central Midfield (Central Midfielder)

Top attributes – First Touch, Marking, Passing, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Decisions, Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina

Ben Woodburn (Liverpool) – Age 18 – Value = £9.25m

Position – Left winger (Inside Forward) and Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Vision, and Acceleration

Woodburn has played seven times for Wales

Lee Kangin (Valencia) – Age 17 – Value = £145k

Position – MC, AMC

Top attributes – First Touch, Technique, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Vision, Acceleration, Agility, and Pace

Sandro Tonali (Brescia) – Age 18 – Value = £1.2m

Position – Defensive Midfield (Deep Lying Playmaker)

Top attributes – First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Concentration, Determination, Teamwork, and Work Rate

Italian wonderkid Tonali has already had a senior call-up for Italy

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) – Age 18 – Value = £14m

Position – Left Midfield (Inverted winger) and Left Winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Technique, Composure, Flair, Vision, Acceleration, and Agility

Houssem Aouar (Lyon) – Age 19 – Value = £8.25m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker and Deep Lying Playmaker) and Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Decisions, Determination, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Vision, Agility, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina

Aouar has been compared to Barca and former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho

Johannes Eggestein (Werder Bremen) – Age 20 – Value = £2.2m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward and Deep Lying Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Anticipation, Teamwork, Work Rate, Balance, and Natural Fitness

Pelayo Morilla  (Sporting Gijon) – Age 16 – Value = £225k

Position – Attacking Midfield (Trequartista)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Vision, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Juan Hernandez (Watford) – Age 19 – Value = £8.5m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Long Shots, Technique, Bravery, Composure, Concentration, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Vision, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina

Filip Benkovic (Celtic, on loan from Leicester City) – Age 20 – Value = £8.25m

Position – Central Defender

Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Passing, Tackling, Aggression, Anticipation, Bravery, Determination, Teamwork, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, Stamina, and Strength.

Filip Benkovic is starring in Scotland

Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax) – Age 16 – Value = £250k

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, First Touch, Technique, Decisions, Determination, Flair, and Agility

Brenner (Sao Paulo) – Age 18 – Value = £230k

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) – Age 19 – Value = £18.75m

Position – Goalkeeper (Sweeper Keeper)

Top attributes – Aerial Reach, Command Of Area, Handling, One On Ones, Reflexes, Tendency To Punch, Bravery, Composure, Determination, Teamwork, Agility, Balance, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, and Strength

Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) – Age 20 – Value = £25m

Position – Right Winger (Winger)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Determination, Off The Ball, Work Rate, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Chiesa is the son of Italy hero Enrico.

Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt, on loan from Benfica) – Age 20 – Value = £8.5m

Position – Striker (Poacher)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Heading, Anticipation, Bravery, Off The Ball, Agility, and Balance

Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax) – Age 18 – Value = £7.25m

Position – Centre-back (Ball Playing Defender)

Top attributes – Heading, Passing, Tackling, Bravery, Determination, Work Rate, Agility, Balance, and Jumping Reach

Matthijs de Ligt became the first defender to win the Golden Boy award last year

Abel Ruiz (Barcelona) – Age 18 – Value = £625k

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Heading, Decisions, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – Age 19 – Value = £35m

Position – Wing-back

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, First Touch, Tackling, Technique, Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration and Pace

Lucas Paqueta (AC Milan) – Age 20 – Value = £9.25m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Bravery, Determination, Flair, Vision, and Agility.

Phil Foden (Manchester City) – Age 18 – Value = £30.5m

Position – Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Flair, Vision, Acceleration, and Agility

Pep Guardiola rates Foden highly

Sergio Gomez (Borussia Dortmund) – Age 17 – Value = £2.1m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Vision, and Agility

Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) – Age 17 – Value = £4.5m

Position – Left Winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Technique, Anticipation, Determination, Flair, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Vinicius Junior has impressed this season for Madrid

Amine Gouiri (Lyon) – Age 18 – Value = £800k

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Composure, Determination, Off The Ball, Agility, Balance, and Natural Fitness

Fiete Arp (Hamburg) – Age 18 – Value = £2.9m

Position – Striker (Deep Lying Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Long Shots, Technique, Anticipation, Bravery, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Arp has already earned comparisons with Harry Kane since breaking onto the scene with Hamburg

Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan) – Age 20 – Value = £18.5m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Anticipation, Bravery, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, Stamina, and Strength

Fabio Silva (Porto) – Age 15 – Value = £9,000

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Composure, Determination, Flair, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen) – Age 19 – Value = £18.75m

Position – Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Vision, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Havertz has caught Arsenal’s eye

Pietro Pellegri (Monaco) – Age 17 – Value = £1.3m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Bravery, Determination, Off The Ball, Work Rate, Jumping Reach, and Strength

Joao Felix (Benfica) – Age 18 – Value = £3.1m

Position – Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Vision, Agility, Balance, and Pace

Scouts have watched a number of Joao Felix’s games

Rodrygo (Santos, signing for Real Madrid) – Age 17 – Value = £1.8m

Position – Left Winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Concentration, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, and Agility

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – Age 19 – Value = £71m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward) and Right Winger (Winger)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, and Pace

Kylian Mbappe is one of the world’s best young talents

Manchester United star Diogo Dalot surprises boyhood club by purchasing bus with his first Red Devils pay packet

22 Feb

Diogo Dalot has surprised his former youth team by using his first Manchester United wage packet to buy them a new bus.

The right-back could be in action on Sunday when the Red Devils host rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford, a game you can hear live on talkSPORT from 2.05pm.

Diogo Dalot has stunned his former youth club with his generous donation

Dalot left Fintas Football School at nine to join FC Porto, but his youth side did not receive any compensation for the transfer.

The 20-year-old clearly felt he owed them something, and Fintas coordinator Luis Travossos revealed the lengths Dalot went to repaying them.

Travassos told Portuguese newspaper A Bola: “We spoke to Diogo by Skype. He was on the (Manchester United) coach on his way to the match.

“He told us to go outside, where we found a bus for the club.

Dalot caught the eye of former United boss Jose Mourinho at Porto

“It was certainly a shock! He prepared everything secretly, and saved a part of his first salary in England for the surprise.

“To us, an institution with so many financial problems and so little resources, the gift was enormous.

“Every bit of help we receive is wonderful.”

Dalot signed for United in the summer for a reported £19million, but has made just four league starts for the Red Devils.

Manchester United news: Diogo Dalot delights fans with Jesse Lingard tweet

26 Jan

Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot further endeared himself to the club’s fans with his tweet after their 3-1 FA Cup victory over Arsenal.

The Red Devils were in superb form in the triumph, although the Portuguese remained on the bench, with Alexis Sanchez scoring against his former club before Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial sandwiched a riposte from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Manchester United star Diogo Dalot and Jesse Lingard celebrate together.

Lingard’s is well-known for his goals against Arsenal with the strike on Friday night making it four goals in five games and he celebrated by moonwalking on the Emirates turf.

Previously the England international got Gunners fans hot and bothered when he ‘Milly Rocked’ in United’s 3-1 win at the Emirates last season.

And Dalot couldn’t resist a dig at Arsenal after match as he claimed Lingard ‘runs the Emirates’.

Lingard himself was proud of his goal and celebration, reposting some fan footage of the moment on Twitter himself.

Dalot was a £19million summer signing for the Red Devils and so far he’s made 10 appearances in all competitions this season.

‘Diogo Dalot is the full-back Liverpool fans think Trent Alexander-Arnold is’ – Manchester United fans love their young defender

8 Dec

It doesn’t take much for Manchester United and Liverpool fans to have a debate about football and it looks like we’re set for another one.

It could last for some time too as, following an impressive showing against Fulham, Red Devils fans reckon Diogo Dalot is already better than Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.

Dalot is set to be the long-term successor to Antonio Valencia at full-back.

The Portuguese ace, who joined from Porto in the summer, has suffered with an injury issue at the start of his Old Trafford career but the promise shown in the 4-1 victory over the Cottagers has got his fans onside.

They’re cooing about the display, which saw him bomb forward down the right flank and put in decent deliveries to his team-mates in dangerous areas.

He completed three of his four dribbles, made three key passes and did the dirty work too with four clearances.

Manager Jose Mourinho already reckons he’s going to have the right-back spot at the club for the next decade.

So, it’s no wonder he’s already getting compared to Alexander-Arnold, although it’s clearly way too early to give a solid answer, but you can see what Manchester United supporters said about him below…