Rio Ferdinand has described Amad Diallo’s arrival at Manchester United as reminiscent of the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Diallo arrived at Old Trafford from Serie A team Atalanta this month, almost 18 years after Ronaldo joined the Red Devils.
And Ronaldo’s former Old Trafford teammate Ferdinand believes the sentiment around the 18-year-old’s arrival was similar to that of the United the legend has walked through the door.
“We just bought a child from Atalanta and I hope he does something,” Ferdinand said of Diallo on his FIVE podcast (as quoted on Independent)
“If you see his music videos and talk to the folks at the club who are involved in his purchase, this kid could be a drummer in the world.
“It’s the thinking of the people at Manchester United, that this child is the one they dug up.
“I don’t want to put Ronaldo’s pressure on him. But no one knew Ronaldo when we bought him apart from the Portuguese.
“This kid looks similar in that sense. If you see his music videos and the way people are talking about him, the world is his oyster. But it must be applied correctly.
Ronaldo has won three Premier League titles and a Champions League at United. He finally joined Real Madrid in 2009 for a world record of 94 million euros.
Diallo, meanwhile, has joined the Red Devils for a fee of up to £ 37million.
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Diallo is part of a dynamic duo
Diallo will cause “nightmares” for the opposition defenses when he plays alongside compatriot United, Mason Greenwood, a scout said.
United expect big things from the winger; Director Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described Diallo as “one of the most exciting young prospects in the game“.
Either way, he will soon add another exciting dimension to what has become a formidable United attack.
In fact, a Boy Scout, whom the source does not name, said Athletic how a combination of Diallo and Greenwood will cause problems for United’s opponents.
“A future attack involving Mason greenwood and Amad Diallo, each comfortable with their own two feet, would be a nightmare for defenders, ”said the scout. Read more…