Ross Barkley is a young midfield player who signed his first professional contract for Everton in December 2010 on reaching the age of 17. A product of the club?s academy, he progressed to the reserve team in 2010-11, but had the misfortune to suffer a broken leg in October and this put him out of action for much of the season. Ross is a tall, powerful player who is often used in a box-to-box role in midfield. He has been capped for England at U16, U17 and U19 levels.
So, it looks like Robin van Persie is heading towards the Old Trafford exit door.
History is generally favourable to hosts in big finals.
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