The outcomes of the 2020 Golden Boy Award had been introduced right now and are one thing of a kick within the enamel for Manchester United followers.
The annual prize, awarded by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, is given to the most effective participant aged 21 or underneath from a top-tier league in Europe. Voting is made by the newspapers Bild (Germany), Blick (Switzerland), A Bola (Portugal), l’Équipe (France), France Soccer (France), Marca (Spain), Mundo Deportivo (Spain), Ta Nea (Greece), Sport Categorical (Russia), De Telegraaf (Netherlands) and The Occasions (United Kingdom).
Every paper nominates 5 gamers, giving 10 factors to the participant that they take into account probably the most spectacular, 7 for second, 5 third, 3 fourth, and 1 level for fifth.
The primary ‘ouch’ for United followers is that the award has been received by Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who snubbed the Pink Devils and shut household good friend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the final minute to hitch Borussia Dortmund within the January switch window.
Haaland was the runaway winner with 302 factors and leaves followers with a sense of what might have been had he chosen to hitch United.
Mason Greenwood completed twelfth within the 2020 Golden Boy rankings pic.twitter.com/44g2UUaX7k
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One other sore level for United was that this summer season’s failed switch goal, Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, got here fourth with 80 factors.
The opposite disappointing facet of the award is the lowly twelfth place of Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood with solely seven factors.
It was anticipated that the 19-year-old would fare significantly better, however he was crushed by the likes of Manchester Metropolis’s Ferran Torres (8), Arsenal’s Buykayo Saka (13), Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai (13), Man Metropolis’s Phil Foden (36) and Juventus’ Dejan Kulusevski (41).
Barcelona’s Ansu Fati got here second and in addition received the Web referendum generally known as ‘the Net Golden Boy’, which is the participant with probably the most public votes.
United have had some world class goalkeepers through the years and a few entertaining ones too. Take our quiz beneath to learn the way a lot you understand about United’s number one’s, previous and current.