This Premier League season seems to have thrown up more unknown youngsters than an Adam Johnson trial. Take that, and throw in a few late bloomers, and you’ve got an 11-a-side team of players you didn’t even know existed back in August.
The Sunderland ‘keeper put in a superb display against Tottenham in January, and despite the Black Cats being thrashed 4-1, Pickford was still named Man of the Match.
What. A. Name.
Unearthed by LvG thanks to the Red Devils’ work experience scheme, CBJ looks to be a tidy player.
When Manuel Pellegrini went ‘fuck the FA Cup’, Adarabioyo was given the chance to impress; he didn’t in a 5-1 exit to Chelsea.
The centre-back will have a Wikipedia page that reads: ‘After playing in the Citizens’ exit in the FA Cup, Tosin was released by the club at the end of the season and now runs a quaint little cafe just up the coast from Devon.’
Manchester United might have uncovered their long-term Gary Neville replacement.
Settle down, hipsters; there isn’t a chance you knew of Payet prior to this season – or at the very least, you had no idea how bloody good the Hammers midfielder was. A fine debut season.
The Makelele role could well be renamed the Kante role.
Bossed Arsenal and his GCSEs in the same season. No biggie.
Aguero finally has a worth understudy/partner in the final third; Iheanacho’s rise has put Bony to shame.
If United fans are to be believed, Rashford has the ability to turn water into wine.
Lionel Messi vs Petr Cech:
Marcus Rashford vs Petr Cech:
2 Goals pic.twitter.com/oj2vZNu51I
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) February 28, 2016
So much time for a surname that lends itself easily to puns; I mean, Watmore could you ask for…