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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Barca’s 20-year-old squad resisted crisis due to COVID-19

Barca is having a series of young players ready to create a 20-year-old squad when they need to deal with the crisis caused by COVID-19.

Barca, like many other clubs, will face the risk of falling into recession due to the negative impact of the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

In addition to the first team, Barca has young talents spread across Europe to reevaluate or continue to grow. With this team, they can reduce the amount of money they spend on the next purchase.

Specifically, Barca can set up a squad with an average age of less than 21 (20.73), excluding Philippe Coutinho or Marc Cucurella, who Getafe is ready to buy 60% of ownership in next summer.

In goal, Inaki Pena is currently the third goalkeeper of the first team, playing an important role in the youth team and U21 team.

Of the defenders, Ronald Araujo is most likely to be promoted to the team next season. Along with that were two loaners at Schalke including center-back Todibo and left-back Juan Miranda.

Also on loan is Alena at Betis, who is ready to return after accumulating valuable experience. Similarly, Oriol Busquets made the most of their time at Twente in the Netherlands.

Two of the midfielders preferred by both Setien and Valverde, Riqui Puig and Collado, are playing in the youth team. Nor do not miss Monchu – the captain of Barca B.

With Collado, he can play as a winger, just like Rafinha – who is on loan at Celta and also works in the virtual No. 9 role.

On the other hand, Barca signed with two promising young talents after the race with other big clubs in Europe.

The first to arrive was attacking midfielder Pedri Gonzalez from Las Palmas with 5 million euros and bonuses. The second is striker Francisco Trincao for 31 million from Braga in January.

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How is Man City club’s financial fraud? (Part 2)

126 seconds of injury time goes into the history of Man City, and of the Al Nahyan clan. They rise to become championship candidates in the following seasons. Fans think that success is a miracle. In fact, the problem is only time.

The record contracts that Mansour Al Nahyan brought back to Etihad deviate from the way the other teams spend money. They drenched their money on the transfer market, relying on sponsorship deals that were essentially out of pocket from Abu Dhabi.

Man City play at Etihad. On the shirts they also print Etihad. Etihad is an Abu Dhabi airline owned by a younger brother of Mansour. Telisal company Etisalat, Aabar investment fund or travel agency Abu Dhabi also sponsors Man City.

English football has never witnessed such big sums of money. Three days before Aguero brought back the first Premier League title for Man City, the team leader created an internal analysis with the headline: A summary of the owner’s investment.

After three years and eight months of acquiring Man City, the Al Nahyan family has invested 1.1 billion pounds (about 1.4 billion USD). Of which, the loss compensated was 217 million pounds (282 million USD). Remarkably, additional funding from Abu Dhabi’s partners reached £ 149.5 million ($ 194.4 million).

To understand what is “additional financing from Abu Dhabi partners”, we must return to the Agueroooooo moment. Leading Man City to glory is coach Roberto Mancini – who has won the Serie A three times before. But, just one season after winning his first Premier League title for Man City, he was fired for failing to protect the title. The views of the Man City bosses are: Who does not reach the goal, will be replaced. But they face a bigger problem, which is UEFA’s announcement of the Financial Fair Law (FFP).

The number one goal of FFP is to help some teams get out of debt and go bankrupt. The second goal is to ban teams from spending too much on revenue. And Man City faces the risk of being touched.

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How is Man City club’s financial fraud? (Part 1)

When asked by the team if the team can manipulate the contract, a Man City manager replied: We can do anything we want.

In 1880, 28-year-old girl Anna Connell formed a football team for the common or unemployed workers, helping them quit drinking. 7,000 km away, the Al Nahyan family dominated Abu Dhabi thanks to camel breeding and pearl fishing. They live in mud brick houses, hidden under palm trees. A football team for the Al Nahyan family is as vague, as the desert heat for Manchesterians.

128 years later, the Al Nahyan clan becomes an oil billionaire. They arrived in Manchester – the “Capital” of the North of England. Money helps them turn a vague day into a shining “pearl”. From a mid-level team in Manchester, Man City became the Premier League’s leading club, a superb promotional product with Abu Dhabi. They own world-class stalwarts like Sergio Aguero, David Silva or Kevin de Bruyne, under the strategist Pep Guardiola. The Al Nahyan family’s journey becomes a unique story.

But, the jewel of Abu Dhabi is scratching. Documents from Football Leaks – the platform that specializes in exploiting mistakes – expose the tricks behind Man City’s success.

Man City bosses established the capitalist era in football. The “capitalist” here refers to the era when companies were ruthless and broke all rules. That is also the way some contemporary teams work. Since being taken over by Abu Dhabi leaders, Man City looks for every trick to get into the ranks of the European football elite. They create a global, profitable brand by breaking down barriers. Man City’s glory stems from deception.

May 13, 2012. 93 minutes, 20 seconds. Agueroooooo. It was an unforgettable Man City fan moment. In the final round of the Premier League, they needed three points to win after 44 years of waiting. Their opponent – Queens Park Rangers – suddenly took the lead.

The situation was more unfavorable for them, when Man Utd neighbors won the match at the same time. The heaviness on the face of the Eithad spectators, because they may have to see Man Utd again on the throne. 91 minutes, 14 seconds, Edin Dzeko headed equalizer, rekindled hope for Man City. More than two minutes later, Sergio Aguero scored against QPR, bringing the championship back to Etihad. Commentator Martin Tyler’s voice was lost as he shouted Aguero’s name, when the net shook.