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EPL: Ferdinand names Man Utd player who isn’t ready to be in Ten Hag’s squad

Former Manchester United centre-back, Rio Ferdinand, has identified winger Amad Diallo as the player who is not ready to compete for a place in manager Erik ten Hag’s squad at Old Trafford next season.

Diallo joined Man United last year in a £37.2million deal from Serie A side Atalanta.

The Ivory Coast international made nine senior appearances for the Red Devils before being allowed to join Scottish giants Rangers on loan in the January transfer window.

However, the 19-year-old star struggled to make an impact during his time at Rangers and Ferdinand believes it is too early for Man United to include him in their squad next season.

“Unfortunately, he just is not ready,” Ferdinand told Vibe with Five.

“He just is not ready. He went to Rangers but could not really get into the team and affect their team, which tells you he’s not near getting into the Man United team. Do you know what I mean?

“Plus, again, is he the right player? He has not got that explosive pace that they are maybe looking for, he is more of a player with a bit more guile, who likes to come to the ball and create like that, rather than running onto things and behind and stuff like that.

“I just think it is a bit too early for someone like him to come in and take that mantle on. Yes, I don’t think he is near enough to the first-team squad.

“If he would have gone to Rangers and smashed it at Rangers, then he would have had a chance.

“But because he did nothing, he is going to be a little bit off it and he is someone we will look to loan out, I would say.”

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