By Pranav Shahaney

2nd Feb, 2023 | 6:10pm

BBC pundit slams Manchester United attacker Amad Diallo agent for Rangers move

Paul Parker has slammed the agent of Manchester United attacker Amad Diallo for taking him to Rangers in the second half of last season.

Diallo endured an uneventful spell at Ibrox on loan and returned to Old Trafford after playing very few games for the first team.

Parker, who is a pundit for BBC Radio London, said that Diallo’s agent only brought him to Rangers because they’re a big club.

He told Spilxperten, “He had an extremely difficult time at Rangers because it’s a completely different way of playing football in Scotland. It was a really bad idea for him to ever go to Rangers just because his agent wanted him to play for a big club.”

“But I still think the stay has benefited him mentally and that’s maybe why he’s playing so well for Sunderland. Every time he descends into a black hole in the future, he just has to think about how awful it was at Sunderland. It was a good lesson.”

“However, it makes no sense for him to come back to Manchester United just yet. There are so many wing players in the club that it’s like being in a doctor’s waiting room. The next one is constantly ready in the queue, so he should stay at Sunderland for an extra year.”

Struggled to adapt

Diallo cannot expect to have the same kind of quality players he does at Manchester United at Rangers.

Even though the players at Ibrox but not comparable to one of the world’s richest teams, Diallo still struggled to find a way into the playing XI.

There was a sense of excitement when he was brought in, but he failed to take the chances that manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst gave him.

Where other wingers and attackers did well, the Ivorian struggled to threaten and maybe Sunderland is his level, but one cannot blame his agent or Rangers for that.

He’s not quite ready for the big occasion where there is pressure and expectations to win every game and compete for trophies.

Those kinds of demands are at Rangers and United and perhaps not at Sunderland, so the hopes are not that high at the Stadium of Light.

Gers too, need to be more careful with the kinds of players they bring on loan as Diallo was a nothing signing and did not improve the first eleven either.

In other Rangers news, the club were fancying their chances of major a January transfer after Fabrizio Romano’s update suggested that a move was on the cards.