Chelsea legend heaped praise on Man Utd promising forward

Former Ivory Coast and Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has heaped praise on Manchester United starlet Amad Diallo, following his winning free-kick for the national team.

Diallo’s set-piece effort came in the 97th minute of Ivory Coast’s friendly match with Burkina Faso on Saturday, and his left-footed strike into the top corner helped the team to win the game 2-1.

That game was only Diallo’s second cap for the senior team and his fellow countryman Drogba has recognised Diallo and heaped praise on him.

Drogba took to Instagram to praise Diallo, and he wrote: “Remember this kid. First goal with the national team and more to come.”

The Red Devils Bruno Fernandes also admired Diallo’s free-kick, and the 18-year-old will be hoping to play more games alongside the Portuguese international after arriving at Old Trafford in January.

The 20-times English champions have paid up to £35m to bring Diallo to England from Serie A outfits Atalanta, however, he has only made three Premier League games for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side thus far.

Man Utd likely to send him on loan for one more year following the stiff competition up-front with Edinson Cavani remained at Old Trafford it seems tough for the young forward to force his place in the starting XI.