Man Utd star Amad Diallo labelled new Riyad Mahrez by Luke Shaw as left-back lauds ‘wonderful talent’

LUKE SHAW has hailed his new Manchester United team-mate Amad Diallo and claims he reminds him of Riyad Mahrez.

The 18-year-old arrived in a £37million deal from Atalanta in January with fans getting their first glimpse of the winger last week.

After dazzling for the club’s U23s, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed him a senior debut off the bench during last week’s 4-0 Europa League win at Real Sociedad.

Diallo has been tipped by many for a bright future at Old Trafford.

And left-back Shaw has whetted the appetite of the Stretford End even further by revealing how the Ivorian has been a shining light in training as well.

Shaw told Sky Sports: “He’s still so young but he’s come into training and you can tell he’s got confidence.

“You can tell by the way he plays, his first touch is brilliant, the way he takes the ball and drives at players. He’s got great skill. 

“Of course, like I said, very skilful and got a long way to go. But you can tell already he’s going to be one for the future and I’m sure he’s not far away from getting a first team appearance.”

United fans will be delighted to hear how much the new boy has caught the eye of Shaw.

And the defender even admitted that the attacker reminds both he and captain Harry Maguire of one of rival Man City’s star men.


The 25-year-old added: “He’s a wonderful talent and already a wonderful player so I’m sure fans are looking forward to seeing him on the pitch. 

“It was interesting because Harry said to me the other day that he reminds him of Mahrez when he was at Leicester. 

“Really quick, skilful, agility, can turn really quick, got great skills and I would agree with Harry – he does remind me of Mahrez.

“Even the way Mahrez plays now I’ve seen the qualities that Amad already has and has shown in training. 

“Mahrez is a wonderful player so hopefully if he’s any good like him it would be great for United.”

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