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Manchester United duo voted among world’s best young players

Manchester United academy duo Hannibal Mejbri and Shola Shoretire have been ranked among the top 50 best teenage talents in world football.

Goal’s NXGN list for 2022 has been released to celebrate the best players born on or after 1 January 2003, which will make quite a few of our readers feel old, including myself.

Hundreds of journalists from 37 countries took part in compiling the list and we are delighted to see Hannibal ranked at no.22, while Shoretire came 44th in the rankings.

Hannibal has already represented Tunisia at senior level during the Africa Cup of Nations and FIFA Arab Cup, and he will be involved again in the upcoming double-header against Mali in the World Cup qualification stages.

Moreover, Shoretire has been called up to the England U18 squad.

The men’s list was topped by Borussia Dortmund sensation and United target Jude Bellingham.

Past winners include Ansu Fati, Jadon Sancho, Justin Kluivert, Rodrygo, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Youri Tielemans.

Full NXGN list for men in 2022

1 Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund
2 Florian Wirtz – Bayer Leverkusen
3 Gavi – Barcelona
4 Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich
5 Harvey Elliott – Liverpool
6 Rayan Cherki – Lyon
7 Devyne Rensch – Ajax
8 Youssoufa Moukoko – Borussia Dortmund
9 Benjamin Šeško – Red Bull Salzburg
10 Ricardo Pepi – Augsburg
11 Vacant
12 Matías Soulé – Juventus
13 Yusuf Demir – Rapid Vienna
14 Marcos Leonardo – Santos
15 Luca Netz – Borussia Monchengladbach
16 Mohamed-Ali Cho – Angers
17 Ilaix Moriba – RB Leipzig (loan at Valencia)
18 Ilias Akhomach – Barcelona
19 Kacper Kozłowski – Brighton (loan at Union Saint-Gilloise)
20 Roméo Lavia – Manchester City
21 Felix Afena-Gyan – Roma
22 Hannibal Mejbri – Manchester United
23 Liam Delap – Manchester City
24 Caden Clark – RB Leipzig (loan at New York Red Bulls)
25 Kayky – Manchester City
26 Malo Gusto – Lyon
27 Xavi Simons – Paris Saint-Germain
28 Charlie Patino – Arsenal
29 Andreas Schjelderup – FC Nordsjaelland
30 Kaiky – Santos
31 Naci Ünüvar – Ajax
32 Levi Colwill – Chelsea (loan at Huddersfield Town)
33 Ísak BergmannJóhannesson – FC Copenhagen
34 Adam Karabec – Sparta Prague
35 Alejandro Balde – Barcelona
36 Roko Šimić – Red Bull Salzburg
37 Carney Chukwuemeka Aston Villa
38 Wahid Faghir Stuttgart
39 Valentín Barco Boca Juniors
40 Kaide Gordon Liverpool
41 Bryan Okoh Red Bull Salzburg
42 Edouard Michut – Paris Saint-Germain
43 Matheus França – Flamengo
44 Shola Shoretire – Manchester United
45 Lucas Gourna – Saint-Etienne
46 Gabriel Slonina – Chicago Fire
47 Roony Bardghji – FC Copenhagen
48 Marcelo Flores – Arsenal
49 Endrick – Palmeiras
50 Bruno Iglesias – Real Madrid

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