MANCHESTER UNITED have officially unveiled Amad Diallo after the exciting winger reported to Carrington for the first time.
The 18-year-old – who completed his £37million switch to Old Trafford from Atalanta last week – has penned a contract until the summer of 2025.
Amad Diallo has officially been unveiled as a Manchester United playerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Big things are expected of Diallo at Old Trafford who has joined from Atalanta for £37millionCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Diallo – who will wear the No19 shirt at the Theatre of Dreams – was shown around United’s training facilities on Wednesday, before conducting an interview for the club.
Speaking recently, the Ivory Coast-born forward revealed it is a ‘dream come true’ to link up with United who agreed to sign him on deadline day in October.
He told United’s website: “After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United.
“I am hugely ambitious and there is so much that I want to achieve in the game; when I spoke to the manager I knew that I had joined the perfect club.
“This is a really exciting squad with so many great players, I can promise that I will work hard every day to learn from them and give everything to develop my game.
“The coaches have been fantastic since I signed, we have been in touch regularly and they have already given me a lot of great advice.
“I have had time to prepare for this move, both physically and mentally, and I have worked really hard to be ready to make the step up to this amazing club.”
United legend Rio Ferdinand has tipped the winger to become a world beater’ as he compared him to Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Rio Ferdinand has tipped Diallo to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Theatre of DreamsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
He said on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE: “We’ve just bought a kid in from Atalanta and hopefully he does something.
“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.”
He added: “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.”
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Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk