AMAD DIALLO has ‘unreal talent’ after making his Manchester United debut, according to Paul Scholes.
The whizkid came off the bench during United’s 4-0 win at Real Sociedad in the Europa League Thursday night and legendary Red Devils midfielder Scholes was delighted with what he saw.
Amad Diallo has unreal talent, according to Man Utd legend Paul ScholesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Scholes was working as a pundit and was delighted with the youngster’s debutCredit: Getty – Contributor
A Bruno Fernandes brace and goals from Marcus Rashford and Dan James saw United take the advantage into the second-leg.
He played just seven minutes on Thursday after replacing Mason Greenwood in the 83rd minute.
But that was enough for Scholes who has been watching him for the youth team.
Speaking on pundit duty, Scholes said: “We didn’t see much of him tonight.
“He looks a talented player. I watched the Under-23s last week. He scored a goal and made a couple of goals.
“He’s got unreal talent, a nice left foot. Is he quick? I’m not too sure I haven’t seen that yet.
“Creative player, very young at 18. Give him time and hopefully he can do.”
Scholes also heaped praise on Dean Henderson who stepped in ahead of David De Gea and kept a clean sheet.
There have been growing calls for the Englishman to replace De Gea in the Premier League too and Scholes would like to see him given a chance.
He added: “Yeah I would [like to see a run of games].
“I’m a big fan of David. The game against Everton, where David made a couple of mistakes, I thought Ole might have lost patience with him and that was the time to bring Henderson in.
“But he didn’t. He stuck to David to his credit. He did OK against West Brom and West Ham in the cup.
“Henderson didn’t have a lot to do. He hasn’t had much of a chance to impress.
“He made a save in the first half. He’s got to stick with it.
“Ole must know he’s a quality keeper but does he have the trust in him that he’s better than David De Gea at the minute?
“I don’t think he does. Because with the mistakes David made he would have been in if he had full trust in him.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with his team’s showing after the match and said: “We scored some good goals and played some nice football.
“We deserved to win but maybe not by four goals. On a night like this when we find spaces we can be a dangerous team.
“We had to defend well, they have some terrific players up front and we earned the right to counter-attack quickly. They opened up and we got the spaces we wanted.
“Every team attacks you, it’s about finding the moments to find the space.
“We are a work in progress, we are learning and some games we have not been able to win lately.”
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