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Talk Of The Town “Special Feature”

Top 8 plays to maintain a near eye on subsequent season.

Talk Of The Town, have handpicked, in no particular order the Top 8 freshest, unpredictable, skilful youngest to look out for next season. And will be sharing 2 per day, this whole week

Angel Gomes


Club: Manchester United(under 21)

Position: Attacking Midfielder

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Criticisms with regards to his size and strength have raised in the prior and concerns as to whether the youngest, will be able to handle the elite level, the pace, power, and athleticism of the Premier League defenders compared to what he’s currently facing is a giant leap for the 20-year-old.

This has proven not to be a challenge for the youngest when called upon.

Style Of Play

Standing at a very slight 5ft 5in, Gomes doesn’t have traditional size but he is all pace, tricks and low center of gravity. He loves dropping into pockets of space in between the lines and picking the ball up on the half-turn – his vision to slide through passes is exceptional at youth level.

Gomes likes to be at the center of the play and has no problem trying to embarrass his markers with fancy flicks and tricks, just like Nani was doing a decade ago.

Angel has the resemblance of the likes of Paul Scholes, with his level of intelligence, to be able to dictate the game. Gomes is comfortable and assured in possession and has a wide passing range, while also providing a goal threat from a no.10 role

Not forgetting the composure, creativity, the demeanor of ball control and dribbling in tight spaces is insane, with his amazing vision, technique, passing.  “Ronaldinho” in his youth.

“The kid is a star”

Career Info

The midfielder has mainly been shining for the Reserve in the 2017/18; season and with his rare appearance for the under 18 sides scoring 5 goals in just 7 games.

Injuries may have hampered his progress somewhat but he featured in the national final of the Under-18 league against Chelsea and looked to push on again in 2018/19.  A regular in the UEFA Youth League team and Under-23s, frequently taking on the armband and adapted well to the rigors of Premier League 2 football. 

When Angel Gomes featured against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford In May 2017, he became Manchester United’s youngest player in the Premier League era.

Did You Know

Gomes was the first person born in this Millennium to play in the Premier League.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka


Position: Right Back (Defender)

Club: Manchester United

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Statistically, his defensive sense is absolutely incredible, the amount of interceptions and tackles he made since making his entire to the Premier League is outstanding. He is a very reliable and real potential going forward as well.

It’s something that you would class as pretty darn imperative when defending is concerned, however, no defender in the entirety of the ​Premier League recorded more tackles than Wan-Bissaka last season.

The 21-year-old full-back was mightily impressive for Palace last season and it is no surprise that United was so determined to sign him up. (40 appearances, 5 yellow cards, and 1red card) 

Wan-Bissaka put in a virtuoso performance against AC Milan to prove that he really is the business. Absolutely nothing got by the full-back who read the game supremely well and showed some incredible pace to catch up with play.

Bombing up and down the flank and stopping every opposition attack in its tracks, that is looking like a very real possibility.

Style Of Play

He may have started his soccer life as a winger, something that is very common with many best full-backs in the game at present (Jordi Alba, Dani Alves,Danny Rose,Alexandra Trent-Arnold) but his taste for tackling, intercepting has been marvelous ever since he was asked to fill in the right-back position for Palace’s first-team training session, back in 2016 and this left Wilfried Zaha howling in frustration as he thwarted his efforts to get past him

This year he is going to ground less often, and his improved positioning coupled with the immense timing of his tackling has made him one of the most formidable full-backs not just in the Premier League, but across Europe. He has made more successful tackles – where possession of the ball is regained or the ball goes out of play – than any other player in the top five European leagues this season, with 71. Every other player who ranks anywhere near him is a central midfielder, with his closest-challenging full-back Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira.

Career Info

Wan-Bissaka joined Palace as an 11-year-old, originally as a winger and in some cases as a striker, he featured in the role all the way up till under 23’s

While playing for the youth team, the striker was asked to take part in a first-team training session to make up the numbers during the middle of the 2016/17 season. With the club boasting a host of strikers at the time, Wan-Bissaka was asked to fill in at right-back, presented with the intimidating prospect of marking ​Wilfried Zaha.

It was at that moment the club unearthed a new exciting talent and thereafter the youngest was taking double training sessions with under-23 coach Richard Shaw and his assistant coach Dave Reddington was working on converting the winger into a defender

On the 2017 pre-season tour, Wan-Bissaka began to feature with the Palace first team under new manager Frank de Boer, playing in a number of friendlies. The Dutchman played a formation with wing-backs, and this new role emphasized Wan-Bissaka’s defensive capabilities, eventually leading to him moving from a winger to a full-back

Fast-Forward Wan-Bissaka is now the most sought-after young players in English Football. He has the kind of vital statistics that makes football’s data analysts drool

Did You Know 

Aaron Wan-Bissaka started as a Forward (Winger) when he came through the Palace Youth Ranks.

“AARON WAN-BISSAKA’s arrival at Manchester United will see a change in the position of one current Red Devils”

These are the first two handpicked players to hold a watch in this coming season, we nonetheless have 6 greater to go and the listing is very thrilling. The next day the following might be shared and would really like to listen from you all,

Andrew S Mpofu

Men are born for games. Nothing else. Every child knows that play is nobler than work. He knows too that the worth or merit of a game in not inherent in the game itself but rather in value of that which is put at hazard. Games of chance require a wager to have meaning at all. Games of sport involve the skill and strength of the opponents and the humiliation of defeat and the pride of victory are in themselves sufficient stake because they inhere in the worth of the principals and define them. But trial of chance or trial of worth all games aspire to the condition of war for here that which is wagered swallows up game, player, all.

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