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Kylian Mbappe's individual highlights v Juventus prove he's a superstar

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Monaco have surprised everyone this season as they look on course to win Ligue 1 and have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Their young and talented squad are very exciting to watch and football fans have fallen in love with the way they play the game.

However, their dream of doing the unthinkable and winning the Champions League this season appear over after they lost 2-0 at home to Juventus in the first leg of their semi-final.

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A brace from Gonzalo Higuain gave the Old Lady victory, despite the best efforts of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe.

The talented forward was thwarted on numerous times by Gianluigi Buffon but looked threatening throughout the 90 minutes.

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While it wasn’t the Frenchman’s night, it was yet another promising showing from a player that will surely spend the next decade playing in these sort of matches.

And a video of his individual highlights from the match have emerged - and they show just how dangerous he is.

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The video shows his beating Juventus defenders for fun with his incredible acceleration. The ability to go from standing still to top speed to breeze past an opponent is genuinely scary.

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And despite not finding the net and his team suffering a devastating defeat, Mbappe certainly caught the attention of numerous pundits during the game.

Ferdinand on Mbappe

And that includes Rio Ferdinand, who was working for BT Sport to cover the tie.

After the game, the former defender admitted that, if he could being one Monaco player to Manchester United, it would definitely be Mbappe.

“Mbappe,” he said immediately when asked who he wanted to sign for United.

"He just goes through the gears – he’s so, so quick and he looks so effortless when he does it.

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"And when he’s on the ball, he makes his mind up quick and leaves defenders for dead.

"18 years old, you have to say, this season he’d scored in every single one of their knockout rounds before.

"Five goals in four games – that tells you that this kid is here to stay."

19-years-old, 24 goals this season and already impressing in Champions League semi-finals. There’s very little doubt that Mbappe will go on to become one of the best players in European football in years to come.

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