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#High praise

# high-praise - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

'Fernandes has X-factor quality. He's come in and impressed everyone' - Solskjaer

The Man United boss described his recent signing as a mix of Paul Scholes and Juan Veron after last weekend’s performance.

# high-praise - Sunday 2 February, 2020

'Freak' Faugheen sparks tears of joy on magical day at Leopardstown

Willie Mullins was full of praise for ‘one of the most special winners’ he has seen.

# high-praise - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland

The former Ireland international also explained how he feels the demands of a back row player is changing.

# high-praise - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Liverpool 'on course' to emulate Arsenal's Invincibles - Wenger

The legendary former Gunners manager thinks that the Reds have “accumulated the belief” to maintain their unbeaten run through to May.

# high-praise - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Alexander-Arnold: Leicester win was Liverpool's best performance of the season

The right-back scored a goal and added two assists as his side opened up a 13-point lead atop the Premier League table

# high-praise - Monday 16 December, 2019

Klopp: 'Exceptional' Gomez can play 'sensationally' with Van Dijk

The 22-year-old has missed almost a year with a serious injury, but he’s back in the team on merit says his coach.

# high-praise - Friday 13 December, 2019

Manchester United 'might be the biggest club in history' - Pogba

Sunday’s game against Everton at Old Trafford is due to be the 4,000th in a row in which the Red Devils have included at least one academy graduate.

# high-praise - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Mourinho compares Spurs' Son to Ronaldo after stunning solo effort

The South Korea international picked up the ball on the edge of his own area and carried it the length of the pitch to score against Burnley.

# high-praise - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'He's on the same level as Jack Byrne' - Dundalk's new signing is one to watch out for

Veteran team-mate Michael Doyle hails playmaker’s talents but insists he must meet standards of League of Ireland champions.

# high-praise - Thursday 5 September, 2019

O'Mahony: Kerry keeper Ryan 'will follow in Cluxton's footsteps if not being better'

Kingdom legend Aidan O’Mahony was impressed with his clubmate’s performance in the drawn All-Ireland final.

# high-praise - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'I would be amazed if he doesn’t play at the highest level at some point in his career'

18-year-old Irish defender Nathan Collins has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks.

# high-praise - Thursday 18 April, 2019

'Spurs players are heroes' - Pochettino

Tottenham were taken from agony to ecstasy by last-gasp VAR drama against Manchester City.

# high-praise - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Porto boss says Liverpool are the best team in the world 'sometimes'

Sergio Conceicao still thinks his side can advance to the semi-finals tomorrow.

# high-praise - Monday 8 April, 2019

Liverpool will miss 'best left-back in England' Robertson against Porto - Van Dijk

The Scotland international will be a notable absentee as the Reds return to Champions League action at Anfield.

# high-praise - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Guardiola labels Bernardo Silva Portugal's 'biggest star' ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo

Silva has been a standout performer this term with Guardiola suggesting he has usurped Ronaldo in Portugal.

# high-praise - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'He’s been one of the best players in the Premier League this season'

Jamie Carragher has been impressed by recent performances from Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.

# high-praise - Monday 28 January, 2019

Barcelona, Bayern and Juventus the best teams of the last 10 years, says Pep Guardiola

The Catalan has challenged his Manchester City side to “imitate” the three European giants.

# high-praise - Sunday 13 January, 2019

World Cup-winning defender believes Van Dijk is the best centre-back on the planet

Mats Hummels has been impressed by the Liverpool player’s recent performances.

# high-praise - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Former Ireland manager backs Stephen Kenny to succeed O'Neill

Eoin Hand believes the Dundalk boss is the right man for the job.

# high-praise - Saturday 20 October, 2018

'When Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion'

Man United boss Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on his former player.

# high-praise - Monday 1 October, 2018

Geordan Murphy hails 'world class' Ford as Leicester Tigers end Premiership losing streak

Leicester interim head coach Geordan Murphy praised George Ford after kicking the Tigers to a 19-15 win at home to Sale on Sunday.

# high-praise - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'He's got great technique and great quality' - Preston boss praises Burke after first Championship goal Settling In Well This post contains videos

'He's got great technique and great quality' - Preston boss praises Burke after first Championship goal

The former Shamrock Rovers playmaker scored a brilliant volley against Stoke City on Saturday.

# high-praise - Saturday 14 July, 2018

'I would take Robbie Keane all day long on my coaching staff'

Harry Redknapp believes his former player has all the qualities necessary to be a successful manager.

# high-praise - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

England 'have got some fast guys and a great manager'

Fabio Capello also highlighted Jordan Pickford as key to the Three Lions’ success.

# high-praise - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'He can play six, eight and two. This is cool'

Jurgen Klopp has talked up Liverpool’s latest signing, Fabinho.

# high-praise - Friday 25 May, 2018

'That's the best round I've ever seen' - McIlroy's brilliance drives rivals to distraction

Rory McIlroy had defending champion Alex Noren thinking about quitting after day two at Wentworth.

# high-praise - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'Seamus's defensive header at the end was just as good as my goal'

Theo Walcott was full of praise for the Ireland international after his performance against Newcastle.

# high-praise - Monday 16 April, 2018

Salah a serious rival to Messi and Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or battle, says former Liverpool great

Robbie Fowler has hailed the Egyptian’s efforts for club and country this season.

# high-praise - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Stephen Kenny praises former Liverpool youngster after 'exceptional' debut

The Dundalk boss had words of encouragement for Dubliner Daniel Cleary.

# high-praise - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'One of the most technically-gifted players ever to pull on the Ireland jersey' - Tributes pour in for Wes

Paul McGrath, Martin O’Neill and a number of Hoolahan’s former team-mates have reacted to the news.

Dunphy: 'Players like Wes have gone out of fashion, unless you’re Lionel Messi'

The 35-year-old has today called time on his international career.

# high-praise - Friday 29 December, 2017

'At Barcelona we had it with Messi and this team Manchester City have it with De Bruyne'

Xavi sees similarities between the great side he graced and the Etihad outfit.

# high-praise - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Conte hails teenager Ampadu after impressive Carabao Cup performance

The young debutant “could have a great future” at Stamford Bridge, according to his delighted manager

# high-praise - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Coetzee: ‘Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are the All Blacks of Europe’

The South Africa head coach is full of praise for Ireland, but knows the weight of importance attached to Saturday’s Test match for his side.

# high-praise - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Ireland's O'Dowda finds form at key time with another big performance for Bristol

He chipped in with two assists as Bristol City beat Sunderland, while manager Lee Johnson singled him out afterwards.

# high-praise - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Guardiola after beating Napoli: Maybe best team I've ever faced

It would have been “impossible” for Man City to win if they had not delivered a flawless performance, according to the Spanish manager.

# high-praise - Monday 16 October, 2017

'Harry Kane is the complete forward' – Real Madrid boss Zidane an admirer of Spurs talisman

Speculation linking the England star with a move to the European champions is unlikely to go away after the Frenchman’s comments ahead of their Champions League clash.

# high-praise - Thursday 5 October, 2017

'Martial is a far better player than I was at 21' - Thierry Henry

The young French forward has often been compared to his countryman, but the Arsenal legend feels he can be ‘world class’.

# high-praise - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'The only one who is world class, or has been world class, is Aguero'

Thierry Henry is a big admirer of the Man City attacker.

# high-praise - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

De Bruyne one of the best I've ever seen, says Guardiola

The Man City boss has nurtured top players, including Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.

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