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Quotes from voters in this week’s AP Global Football 10

April 14, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10:


Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil

“Sometimes I even forget that Ashley Young is still a member of Manchester United’s roster. But matches such as this help to explain how he managed to stay in Old Trafford for so many years. He was the engine of a very dominant United side against a very poor Manchester City.”


Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“Louis van Gaal has brought Manchester United back to great success. The Dutch do important work for the Red Devils.”


Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been banned for four Ligue 1 matches following a rant about France. His response was to thumb his nose at the authorities and walk off defiantly with the ball, after scoring a hat trick against Saint-Etienne in a cup semifinal.”


Francois Colin, De Standaard, Belgium

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave PSG the League Cup with two goals in the final.”


Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Lazio jumped to second place (in Italy’s Serie A), making goals and adding up the victories.”


Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“He’s just 19, but (Santi) Mina showed the class and poise of a seasoned attacker with his four-goal haul for Celta Vigo.”


Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“There’s a difference of 54 points between Juventus, top of Serie A and very close to winning their fourth title in a row, and Parma. Parma players forgot all this for 96 minutes, showed pride and gave everything they had to beat Juventus 1-0.”


Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States

“Arsenal has won eight straight since the 3-1 loss to Monaco that doomed it in the Champions League and keeps grinding out wins.”

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