Ex-Manchester United defender Paul Parker compares Amad Diallo’s loan to Rangers to David Beckham’s move to Preston
Ex-Red Devils full-back believes Diallo and Aaron Ramsey arrival will elevate Scottish football
The 19-year-old, who moved to Old Trafford last January from Serie A side Atalanta for a £20m move to £35m, netted in five minutes at Dingwall and caught the eye with outstanding footwork and impressive dribbling ability.
His signing has already been hailed as a major blow to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side by the club’s supporters as they seek to bolster their Premiership title credentials.
Diallo will get his first taste of an Old Firm derby when Rangers take on Celtic at Parkhead tonight, and former United full-back Parker believes playing in Scotland will make or break the youngster.
Parker, who played for the Red Devils between 1991 and 1996, believes the Ibrox club is a good fit for Diallo and is adamant the move should work like David Beckham’s short spell at Preston.
The Man United legend moved to Deepdale in the 1994/95 season aged 19 to gain more first-team experience and scored twice in five appearances, including a goal directly from a corner.
Speaking to BonusCodeBets, Parker said: “He (on loan Amad Diallo) should in theory, like he did David Beckham when he was loaned out to Preston North End, hopefully bring him back. in United’s sense, a better player Not just in his ability, but also in his headspace.
“Manchester United is a white tablecloth, and he has now gone to a checkered table. He’s going to have a hard time.
“He also goes to a big club, who know how to treat their players and educate them with the right people skills.
“I think it’s a good decision for him to go there. I think it’s a very good test, and a lot more clubs should do it. They sent him to learn how to compete and how to play.
“Rangers are a very good club where Diallo can go and really understand British football because what he’s done is real old-school British football, so it’s going to make it or break it.
“That technical ability he has will be tested because the teams (in Scotland) will be stealing. The tackles are going to be strong, his quick feet are going to be tested properly rather than in practice matches.
“It will test him mentally. Can it cope with the weather and certain terrain conditions?
With male players looking for regular first-team game time, the 57-year-old is backing Diallo and Ramsey to relaunch their Glasgow careers.
Parker added: “He (Diallo) is going to play with decent players. Now Aaron Ramsey has also been there. People are going to want to beat the Rangers.
“Him going there is really going to elevate Scottish football right now and I’m happy for Scottish football. He needs that.
“When he (Diallo) goes out on loan, he needs to play. If he doesn’t play, bring him back. But they will play him there because of the ability he has.