Rangers signed Manchester United youngster Amad Diallo on loan last season but he failed to show his promise whilst wearing blue.

The Ivorian international has been superb for Sunderland and has reportedly knocked a former Celtic player out of the team.

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Manchester United signed Amad Diallo for a reported fee of £19m so when he arrived on loan in Glasgow there was massive expectation.

He failed to get going in the early stages of his time at Rangers but that could be forgiven as the then 19 year old was still finding his feet.

Amad was seen as a potential star by Man Utd but never shone for Rangers

He was handed the number nine jersey which carries the weight of those who have worn it before and become heroes.

Amad would not manage to etch his name into Rangers fans’ hearts as a total of thirteen appearances and three goals failed to win the confidence of fans.

The winger would be part of a squad who would reach the Europa League final but failed to make it off the bench during the competition.

Diallo did play a decent number of minutes for Rangers in the Scottish Cup – a trophy the club would go onto win.

Even though he picked up a winners’ medal during his time at Ibrox he would leave with a whimper and without ever properly leaving his mark.

This season however has been remarkably different for the 20 year old after a summer loan move to the English Championship with Sunderland.

He has four goals to his name and has been a regular starter putting in a string of fantastic performances – performances that Rangers fans scarcely seen.

The Sunderland faithful have been raving about Amad and his impact on their squad with showreels appearing on social media of his flicks and tricks.

Sometimes a player just isn’t at the right club and that explains why in Glasgow the very talented youngster never got going.

Rangers fans will be watching from a distance though and perhaps feeling aggrieved that Amad never set Scottish football alight

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