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Rio Ferdinand has described Amad Diallo’s arrival at Manchester United as reminiscent of the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mark came to Old Trafford from Atalanta in Serie A this month, almost 18 years after he Ronaldo joined the Red Devils.
And Ronaldo’s former Old Trafford teammate, Ferdinand, believes the sensation surrounding the 18-year-old’s arrival has been similar to when United The legend walked through the door.
“We just bought a boy from Atalanta and we hope he will do something,” Ferdinand said of Diallo in his FIVE podcast (as the Independent)
“If you watch his videos and talk to the people at the club who are involved in buying him, potentially this kid could be a world champion.
That’s the thinking of the Manchester United folks, that this kid is one they’ve dug up.
“I don’t want to pressure Ronaldo on him. But no one knew about Ronaldo when we bought him, apart from the people of Portugal.
“This boy seems similar in that regard. If you watch his videos and the way people talk about him, the world is his oyster. But it has to be applied well. “
Ronaldo 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.
Meanwhile, Diallo has joined the Red Devils for a fee of up to £ 37 million.
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Diallo will be part of the dynamic duo
Diallo will cause “nightmares” for rival defenses when he plays alongside teammate United forward Mason Greenwood, a scout said.
United expect great things from the winger; Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described Diallo as “one of the most exciting young prospects in the game“.
In any case, he will soon add another exciting dimension to what has become a fearsome United attack.
In fact, an explorer, whom the source does not mention, told him Athletic how a combination of Diallo and Greenwood will pose problems for United’s opponents.
“A future attack involving Mason Greenwood and Amad Diallo, each equally comfortable using both feet, would be a nightmare for defenders, ”said the scout. Read more…