Manchester United defender Luke Shaw compares ‘fantastic expertise’ Amad Diallo to Man Metropolis winger Riyad Mahrez as he talks up potential of Crimson Devils starlet

Luke Shaw has admitted Manchester United’s new sensation Amad Diallo reminds him of Manchester Metropolis winger Riyad Mahrez.

Diallo arrived from Atalanta for an preliminary £19million price in January after the Crimson Devils struck a cope with Serie A aspect Atalanta in October.

Diallo came on for his United debut late on last week against Real Sociedad

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Diallo got here on for his United debut late on final week towards Actual Sociedad

The price may doubtlessly rise to 41m euros (£36.5m) for Diallo, who got here off the bench for his United debut in Thursday’s comfy 4-Zero Europa League spherical of 32 first leg win towards Actual Sociedad in Turin.

{The teenager} is pushing for his first begin heading into Sunday’s Premier League conflict with struggling Newcastle and the return leg towards Sociedad, with full-back Shaw excited by the Ivorian’s potential.

“He’s nonetheless so younger however he’s come into coaching and you may inform he’s acquired confidence,” he stated.

“You possibly can inform by the best way he performs. His first contact is good, the best way he takes the ball and drives at gamers. He’s acquired nice talent.

Diallo has been compared to City ace Mahrez for his style of play

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Diallo has been in comparison with Metropolis ace Mahrez for his type of play

“After all, he’s very younger and nonetheless acquired an extended approach to go however you’ll be able to inform already that he’s going to be one for the long run and I’m certain he’s not distant from perhaps getting a first-team look.

“He’s an exquisite expertise and already an exquisite participant, so I’m certain followers are wanting ahead to seeing (extra of) him on the pitch quickly.”

Requested which participant he would liken Diallo to, Shaw stated: “It was attention-grabbing as a result of Harry (Maguire) stated to me the opposite day that he reminds him of Mahrez when he was at Leicester.

“Actually fast, skilful, agility, can flip actually fast, acquired nice abilities and I might most likely agree with Harry, he does remind me of Mahrez.

“Even the best way Mahrez performs now. I’ve seen type of the qualities that Amad clearly has and has proven in coaching.

“Mahrez is a superb participant so hopefully if he’s any good like him it’ll be nice for United.”