– Rio Ferdinand has compared Man United’s new signing Amad Diallo with Cristiano Ronaldo
– Part payment for 18-year-old has been paid and the remaining will be completed for the youngster
– Despite making just five senior appearances for Serie A side Atalanta, the Red Devils are keen on the forward
Rio Ferdinand believes Man United’s new signing Amad Diallo could become a world class player like Cristiano Ronaldo if he applies himself right.
The 18-year-old is one of the brightest youngsters in the game United have initially paid £19million £19m up front but could splash out a further £18m in add-ons despite him playing just five times for Atalanta’s first team.
Ferdinand was quoted by Daily Mail:
“We’ve just bought a kid in from Atalanta and hopefully he does something,’ the former United defender said on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE podcast.
“If you see his clips and speak to people at the club who are involved in buying him, potentially this kid could be a world-beater.
“That is the thought of Manchester United people that this kid is one they have unearthed.”
Ferdinand compared Diallo and Ronaldo, who joined United for £12.24m deal from Sporying Lisbon in the summer of 2003.
“I don’t want to put the pressure of Ronaldo on him, but no-one knew about Ronaldo when we bought him other than the people in Portugal.
‘This kid seems similar in that sense and if you see his clips and the way people talk about him, the world is his oyster if he applies himself right.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Pogba’s unbeatable volley in the 71st minute was all Manchester United needed to beat Burnley at Turf Moor.
The victory ensured the Red Devils maintain their unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League this campaign.
Pogba wasted no time before smashing the ball into the back of the net after receiving a sumptuous delivery from Marcus Rashford from the right flank.
The Englishman after receiving the pass waited for the Frenchman to arrive at the vantage position before sending the ball to him while the World Cup winner fired home from the edge of the box.
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