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Who is Thiago Almada, the “new Messi” that MU is pursuing?

MU is pursuing Thiago Almada, a 19-year-old striker dubbed the “new Messi” of Argentine football.

Thiago Almada was born and raised in the Fuerte Apache neighborhood, the most famous slum in Buenos Aires. It is the home of the poor, the lair of criminals and also the home of Carlos Tevez.

Like Tevez, from an early age, Almada also has to choose between two paths, either making a crime, or becoming a soccer player.

Thiago Almada was born in the Fuerte Apache neighborhood.

Almada’s talent was soon revealed through street games. At the age of 4, Almada wore Santa Clara, the team that started to wing Tevez’s dream of becoming a professional player.

Outstanding performances in Santa Clara helped Almada the young boy caught the eye of Velez Sarsfield club scouts. He moved to Velez at the age of 5 and constantly impressed the youth teams of the club.

In 2018, Head coach Velez was a former MU player, Gabriel Heinze gave Almada the team debut when he was only 17 years old. Up to now, Almada has made 46 appearances for Velez and contributed 9 goals.

Impressive form in Velez helped Almada be called up to Argentina for the U20 South American 2019 tournament in Chile as the youngest player in the squad. In this tournament, Almada has a outstanding performance and scored 1 goal to help the Argentina U20 team win the runner-up.

Born in the Apache Fuerte neighborhood, it was no surprise that Almada idolized Carlos Tevez. But Almada’s style of play makes him compared to Messi more.

Almada has a height, weight similar to Messi so the ability to keep balance very well. The ability to dribble, accelerate and wriggle in a narrow space also makes many people think of Messi more than Tevez.

Almada likes to kick the wing and run into the middle to finish, or create for the team to score, although Heinze coach has trained him to be able to play well in many different positions in the attack. But Almada is different from Messi on the right foot, not the left.

The excellent performances in Velez helped Almada get the attention of many big clubs in Europe. Last summer, Man City asked to buy “new Messi” for £ 10 million, but Velez screamed £ 16 million and continued to retain their jewel.

Last September, Velez signed a four-year contract with Almada and set a release clause of £ 22 million.

However, this fee cannot reduce the interest of the big boys for the new Messi. In turn, MU, Arsenal and Inter Milan have all sent people to talk to Velez to find a way to buy Almada this summer.

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Why De Bruyne is better than all when City clash

While Liverpool have performed better than any other team this season, City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne deserved to be the best individual.

As Man City prepares to face Arsenal on the day of the Premier League return, let’s find out why De Bruyne will be the recipient of the most coveted individual award of English football – PFA Player of the Year.

This season, Spreadex measured the performance of Premier League players through the “Player Performance Score” system.

Spreadex’s data includes 25 points for each goal, 10 points for each assist, 10 points for each shot of a wooden frame, 5 points for each shot hit the goal and 2 points for each accurate pass in the opponent’s court.

Based on this series of skills, De Bruyne has surpassed Premier League colleagues in the rankings.

The Belgian midfielder accumulated a total of 2,465 points, 166 more than the second-ranked player, Rodri of Man City.

The most impressive thing about De Bruyne is the superiority in all the data. He has created 16 goals for his team-mates this season, four more than Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and double his teammate at City, Riyad Mahrez.

With 5 more assists, De Bruyne will surpass Thierry Henry’s English Premier League record in the 2002/03 season (20).

In addition, De Bruyne also scored 8 goals, made 23 shots on goal and had more important passes (96) than any other player. In total, De Bruyne created 23 great opportunities, more than Alexander-Arnold 7.

Hailed as an artist with the ball at his feet, Pep Guardiola’s admiration for De Bruyne is also partly due to the amount of work he does.

Instead of wandering in a third of the back of the pitch without caring about defending, De Bruyne has moved a distance (275.1 km) longer than any other Man City player this season. On average in 90 minutes, De Bruyne moved 11.5 km, just behind Rodri (11.8) and Mahrez (11.6).

However, to assess the true impact of De Bruyne on Man City, the numbers are not fully reflected.

Having missed most of Manchester City’s 2018/19 championship campaign due to injury, De Bruyne is now reimagining himself as the most comprehensive midfielder in the tournament.

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Latest top scorers of English football 2020: Vardy takes the lead

Top scorers of English football 2020: Update Top scorers, scorers list, top scorers in the latest Premier League football.

After a period of time behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jamie Vardy has accelerated to rise to No. 1 in the Top of English football goals in 2020. 

Before the Premiership was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Leicester City striker had a total of 19 goals, four of which were taken from the 11-meter dot. 

The next positions belong to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, 17 goals), Sergio Aguero (Man City, 16 goals) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 16 goals). 

Notably, the race to win the Premier League Top scorer 2019/20 appears a name that is not much noticed – Daniel Ings. 

The striker, who was bought by Southampton for 22 million euros earlier in the season, is very impressive. After 29 rounds, Ings netted 15 times to net the opponent, which is only less than 4 times Vardy scored.

Sadio Mane, striker with Aubameyang and Salah shared the title of scorer last season with only 14 goals, equal to the performance of Marcus Rashford (MU).

Still, Mane’s performance is still better than Tottenham’s Harry Kane. The frequent absence due to injury makes the England player not have many opportunities to tear the net. Kane’s goal count is stopped at 11.

Top goalscoring Premier League 

1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 19 goals

2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 17 goals

3. Sergio Aguero (Man City) – 16 goals 

3. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 16 goals

4. Daniel Ings (Southampton) – 15 goals

5. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 14 goals

5. Marcus Rashford (MU) – 14 goals

6. Tamby Abraham (Chelsea) – 13 goals

6. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – 13 goals

6. Raul Jimenez (Wolves) – 13 goals

7. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 11 goals

7. Anthony Martial (MU) – 11 goals

7. Teemu Pukki (Norwich) – 11 goals

7. Raheem Sterling (Man City) – 11 goals

7. Chris Wood (Burnley) – 11 goals

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Expected squad Man City vs Arsenal: De Bruyne vs. Ozil

Expected squad for Man City vs Arsenal: Update information about the squad of the match between Man City vs Arsenal in the round of 28 Premier League match.

Man City and Arsenal will make up for the round 28 of the Premier League, and will fight the return of the No. 1 league of the fog after a time of suspension due to the epidemic.

If Pep Guardiola teachers and students set a goal of retaining 3 points to maintain the second place from the attention of Leicester City, the “Gunners” of London need 3 points to hope to win the right to attend the next Champions League/C1 season.

After being absent from the Manchester derby due to injury, Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte recovered and certainly played in the match against Arsenal.

The good news also came with the home team when Leroy Sane completed 100% of the required volume in the past training sessions. As such, Guardiola will have the strongest squad in his hands.

Meanwhile, coach Mikel Arteta was without Lucas Torreira after the Uruguayan midfielder suffered an ankle injury in March. In addition, despite a slight training, Calum Chambers is still not ready to fight.

The positive signal for the visitors is that they have a full range of attacking options, including Mesut Oezil, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Force information

Man City: Full force.

Arsenal: Calum Chambers, Lucas Torreira (injury).    

Probable teams

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy, Walker; Rodrigo, Guendogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero.

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Sokratis, Luiz, Bellerin, Saka; Xhaka, Ceballos; Ozil, Pepe, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

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Top 10 goals scorers in MU history

Top 10 goals scorers in MU history have the presence of many great strikers like Bobby Charlton, George Best or Wayne Rooney.

The greatest striker in MU history is a very familiar name – Wayne Rooney. “Shrek guy” joined “Reds” from Everton on the last day of the summer transfer period of 2004 with a record price of 27 million pounds. At 18, Rooney became the most expensive teenage player in the world at the time.

In 13 years with MU, the striker born in 1985 proved why the club spent so much money to get him. Experienced 559 appearances, Rooney scored a total of 253 goals, achieving 0.45 goals/game.

After leaving Old Trafford in 2017, Rooney returned to Everton, then moved to MLS and now – as a coach and player at Derby County First Division.

Second in the top 10 MU goalscorers in history is Sir Bobby Charlton. The English legend has 249 goals in 758 matches, more than the third-ranked Denis Law 12 goals (237 goals/404 matches).

Top 10 goals scorers in MU history of course indispensable George Best. In the period from 1963 to 1974, the No. 7 legend hardly missed any matches of the “Red Devils” and became the top scorer for the club in 6 consecutive seasons.

In the 1967/1968 season, best scored a double in United’s 4-1 victory over Benfica, thereby helping “Reds” for the first time to reach the highest peak in the European Cup. In a decade with MU, the former striker born in 1946 scored 179 goals, on par with Dennis Viollet elder.

Top 10 goals scorers in MU history

1. Wayne Rooney – 253 goals/559 matches (2004-2017 period)

2. Bobby Charlton – 249 goals/758 matches (1956-1973)

3. Denis Law – 237 goals/404 matches (1962-1973)

4. Jack Rowley – 211 goals/424 matches (1937-1955)

5. Dennis Viollet – 179 goals/293 matches (1952-1962)

6. George Best – 179 goals/470 matches (1963-1974)

7. Joe Spence – 168 goals/510 matches (1919-1933)

8. Ryan Giggs – 168 goals/963 matches (1991-2014)

9. Mark Hughes – 163 goals/467 matches (1983-1986 and 1988-1995)

10. Paul Scholes – 155 goals/718 matches (1994-2011 and 2012-2013)

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How strong is Saul Niguez helping MU after joining from Atletico?

The presence of Saul will help MU complete midfield, thereby being able to compete fairly in the domestic league and the continental arena.

Last week, the British and Spanish press simultaneously reported, MU reached an agreement to recruit Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid.  

Instead of the 131 million pounds as originally requested by the Madrid team, the “Red Devils” only had to spend 70 million pounds for the toilet in 1994. The official announcement of this deal is expected to be given out after the summer Techmart is open.

With his ability, Saul is potential replacement Paul Pogba, who is planning to leave Man Utd after this season.

In addition to his excellent ball handling skills, the Spanish player is also a comprehensive player who can play every position in the midfield from the wings, back to the guard.

In the Madrid football team, Saul does not appear too much in the opponent’s court because of the defensive play. But if he was asked to be more involved in the attack, he could do an excellent job.

The player has played 19 times for the national team very keenly in the stage of sniffing the goal, whether it is a long shot or a chance shot as a striker in the penalty area of ​​the opponent.

Before aiming for Saul, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needs a person on duty to complete the midfield.  

Pogba has the ability and quality to handle the work, but the French midfielder is unstable and often injured.

Saul, who has only been absent for 90 minutes this season because of a suspension, promises to solve the problems that have been there for so long. At MU, Saul can play central midfield pair with Fred, Scott McTominay or Nemanja Matic, thereby helping Bruno Fernandes to focus more on attacking.

If Saul integrates well, MU confidently competes fairly with rivals in domestic league and continental arena.

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6 English players were noticed when the Bundesliga came back

All eyes were on the Bundesliga when the tournament returned, with attention paid to six young players from the United Kingdom.

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “If the Bundesliga is the only tournament in the world that is broadcast on television, I think we will have billions of spectators.”

Understandably when in England, fans are interested in the players of this country playing in the Bundesliga and will have the opportunity to prove his scratch at the weekend.

Jadon Sancho, 20 years old (Borussia Dortmund)

Sancho has affirmed his reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting talents since arriving in 2017.

The British star is going through the best season of his career with 14 goals and 16 assists after 23 games. Sancho is the key to Dortmund’s hope to win the championship with Bayern.

Jonjoe Kenny, 23 years old (Schalke)

The England right-back has frequently played since being loaned from Everton last summer. In 23 matches, he scored 1 goal and made 3 assists.

Kenny thrived under German coach David Wagner, where he became a fan favorite when helping Schalke qualify for the European Cup.

Ademola Lookman, 22 years old (RB Leipzig)

Lookman has somewhat impressed at Leipzig with a loan from Everton. However, the German team has no intention of spending £ 22.5 million to buy after the player has only participated in the Bundesliga 6 times.

Ethan Ampadu, 19 years old (RB Leipzig)

The versatile player is unlikely to be in the field due to a persistent back injury since February. This is also one reason why the Welsh player has only entered the field three times from the bench in the Bundesliga this season.

Rabbi Matondo, 19 years old (Schalke)

The winger left City in January last year for a fee of £ 11 million. He has made 12 appearances this season, including 8 starting games and scoring a goal. Fans will be waiting to see Matondo’s speed and mischief.

Reece Oxford, 21 years old (Augsburg)

A promising player at West Ham, Oxford plays a defensive midfielder or a center-back but rarely plays. This year 21, he hopes to have the opportunity to play wrong when the season comes back.

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Arsenal’s greatest foreign squad of 6 members “Invincibles”

Sun Sport’s greatest ever squad of Arsenal players in history, including 6 members from the “Invincibles” team (invincible) 2003/04.

Of the 11 regular starting players in the 2003/04 unbeaten campaign, only Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell were English. Therefore, it is understandable that there are many members of this historic squad who are present in the best options.

In front of goal, Jens Lehmann was in great form during that glorious season and filled the big void of David Seaman.

Center-back belongs to David O’Leary, who was born in London but plays for the Irish team. In the late 70s and early 80s, O’Leary is said to be in the top 2-3 central defenders in the world.

Standing next to it is the choice between Kolo Toure and Laurent Koscielny. Later there were more good partners like Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen, but Koscielny eventually took the position.

The two Arsenal full-backs are all modern names. On the left, Gael Clichy overtook Nacho Monreal, and Bacary Sagna was a bit better than Lauren on the right.

Lauren was converted from midfielder to defender to replace the legendary Lee Dixon, a member of “Invincibles”.

In the central midfield there are many bright candidates, including Santi Cazorla, Gilberto Silva and Cesc Fabregas. But the chosen couple was Liam Brady and Patrick Vieira.

Brady is like a “witch” with a clever left foot, great vision and a scorer. Besides him, Vieira became the most perfect central midfielder the Premier League has ever seen.

On the flanks, vast positions were reserved for Robert Pires and Marc Overmars, although Freddie Ljungberg and Alexis Sanchez also received appreciation.

As for the attack, there is no dispute with partners Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. That’s because Robin van Persie shone for a short time, Emmanuel Adebayor only exploded in two seasons.

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What is the MU team consisting of all English players after the transfer?

MU absolutely can launch a squad of all English players after the summer transfer window.

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deviated from the initial transfer policy of MU when bringing in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in January.

In the past, the Norwegian has favored the English market, targeting young and indigenous players that he feels might fit into his squad.

In the summer, it seems MU will return to this strategy by targeting three young English stars, Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham.

If all three were won, the “Red Devils” could line up an English squad, although it would have no room for David de Gea, Fred, Paul Pogba or Anthony Martial.

Goalkeeper: Dean Henderson

The loan star at Sheffield United is fully guaranteed a place in the squad next season as he proves quality to compete with De Gea.

Center-back: Harry Maguire, Axel Tuanzebe

When the future of Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are uncertain, the choice of MU center-back may be only 4 people. Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly will vie for positions alongside Maguire, but if Tuanzebe’s homegrown option is a great option.

Once on loan at Aston Villa, Tuanzebe was unlucky due to an injury but Solskjaer rated him very highly.

Wingers: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw

Brandon Williams once pushed Shaw to the bench but the former Southampton defender seemed to be getting closer to his best before the season was suspended. And Wan-Bissaka has always been stable since coming to MU last summer.

Midfielders: Scott McTominay, Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish

Without Pogba, Fred and Nemanja Matic, MU can rely on two young talents Grealish and Bellingham, alongside McTominay. With what has shown, Grealish proved capable of taking on the role of attacking midfielder of Bruno Fernandes.

Forwards: Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Daniel James

Although James, Greenwood and Rashford can create an all-English attacking trio this season, MU still hope to add Sancho to increase perfection. The Dortmund star promises to solve the problem of the right wing team that has existed for so long.

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Rounded 20 years Ronaldo Nazario suffered terrible injuries

20 years ago, Ronaldo Nazario suffered a terrible injury that created a turning point for his flourishing career.

Messi lags behind Ronaldo in the top goalscoring and assists for a decade

In 2000, Ronaldo was considered the best player in the world at the time. But he broke his right knee kneecap in the first leg of the Italian Cup final between Inter and Lazio.

Just minutes after coming off the bench in the second half, Ronaldo tried to dribble past Fernando Couto but suddenly collapsed and hugged his knee in pain.

According to Dr. Guillen, this is the most serious injury because the tendon allows the knee to run, kick, dribble and when it is broken, everything ends.

Dr Gerard Saillant, who once treated Ronaldo, said: “Miracles do not exist. He needs at least 8 months to recover before playing again. Even then, me and no one could say that he would play again. In any case, it will be a long and difficult process”.

Indeed, Ronaldo’s knees have been repeatedly questioned. Only 144 days before, on 11/11, he also blocked tendons in the match Inter – Lecce. At Christmas 1996, he had a rare disease in his knee that led to permanent tendonitis. Corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs have become an inseparable companion since Ronie also played at PSV Eindhoven.

“It’s all the fault of PSV. They allowed him to assimilate as a child. As a result, his muscles do not match the bone structure of the knee”, said Bernardino Santi, former anti-doping coordinator of the Brazilian Football Federation.

This time, until March 8, 2001, Ronaldo was discharged from the hospital and had to wait until November 4 to play the first official match against … Lecce.

In 2018, Diego Maradona once declared, if not for injury, Ronaldo would be the greatest player in history. Indeed, when the kneecap was broken, Ronaldo was only 23 and 3 months, scoring 233 goals, more than Messi (148) and Cristiano Ronaldo (115) at the same age.

“I suffered two very serious injuries that took away my 3-year career, which made me suffer the consequences and anticipate the end of my career,” Ronaldo lamented.