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Euro leagues’ young stars-in-the-making

Euro leagues’ young stars-in-the-making

The 2010-11 European football season has just kicked off after the month-long World Cup action. As the players warm up for another gruelling eight-month season, we profile some of the young players to watch out for.

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Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)

When Man U boss Alex Ferguson signed him up from Mexican club Chivas de Guadalajara for a reported $15 million (Rs70.2 crore) price in April, he was quite an unknown entity. But in the 71st minute of the World Cup knockout game against rivals Argentina, Hernandez showed why the veteran coach loosened his purse strings. Getting the ball on the D, Hernandez skipped past two defenders to let fly a left-footed thunderbolt on the roof of the net. Surely Man U fans cannot be faulted for their high expectations from the 22-year-old.

David Silva (Manchester City)

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Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid)

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Bojan Krkic (Barcelona)

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Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich)

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