Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has compared the club’s new signing, Amad Diallo to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former defender drew the comparison during a recent appearance on the FIVE YouTube channel.
According to him, like Diallo, Ronaldo was relatively unknown when he signed for Manchester United. But the Portuguese was able to apply himself right to dominate the world, and if Diallo can do the same, he will definitely succeed.
In his own words, “We just bought a kid in from Atalanta and, hopefully, he does something.
“If you see his clips and speak to some of the people at the club that were involved in buying him – potentially this kid could be an absolute world-beater.
“I think that’s the thoughts of Manchester United people that they’ve unearthed. I’m not going to give him that pressure of Cristiano Ronaldo but nobody knew about Ronaldo when we bought him really other than people in Portugal.
“This kid seems quite similar in that sense. if you see his clips and the way people talk about him then I think the world is his oyster if he applies himself right.”