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Marco Asensio named best U-21 player ahead of Dele Alli and Kylian Mbappe by L’Equipe

Asensio named best U-21 player ahead of Alli and Mbappe by L’Equipe

22/09/2017 at 15:49Updated 22/09/2017 at 16:52

French daily L’Equipe have named Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio as their best player in the world aged 21 or under.

Asensio beat Dele Alli and Kylian Mbappe in the top three with Ousmane Dembele and Gianluigi Donnarumma completing the top five.

The midfielder has broken into the Real first team following a loan with Espanyol in the 2015/16 season.

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He scored in the Champions League final and then in both legs of the Spanish Supercup against Barcelona.

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane were named sixth and seventh respectively whilst Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was ninth.

Elsewhere for English clubs Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) and Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) were named 19th, 25th and 26th.

Celtic and Leicester City both had two players named with Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney picked for the Scottish champions and Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Ndidi selected for the former Premier League winners.

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