Manchester United legend gives Amad advice head of Old Firm derby

A week into his loan spell at Rangers, Amad Diallo could be set to feature in one of football’s fiercest rivalries on Wednesday night with a trip to Celtic Park.

It’s a fantastic prospect for the young Manchester United loanee to gain valuable experience, after scoring on his debut against Ross County over the weekend.

Rangers currently lead rivals Celtic by two points in the Scottish Premiership and it looks like Amad will have a role to play in whether they can win a consecutive title; this time under new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

It made total sense for the Manchester United media department to interview our 1968 European Cup-winning midfielder Paddy Crerand, who played for Celtic for five years, to get some advice for Amad ahead of tonight’s game.

“It’s a great opportunity for him, this,” Crerand told

“The pressure of a Celtic v Rangers match is incredible. There is nothing like it anywhere.

“You don’t know what it means unless you’re living in Glasgow. It’s bigger than Man City v Man United and maybe even Liverpool and Manchester United.

“The hatred between the fans isn’t nice. It’s got a nastiness to it sometimes, but as a player, it’s great to play in those games. The atmosphere in the stadium is just fantastic.

“If the ground could fit 100,000 people, 100,000 would be there. The clamour for tickets is incredible.

“I watched Amad’s first game at the weekend as it was on television and he certainly started off well. He’ll soon understand what this game means to the people of Glasgow and being part of that experience will be a great lesson.

“The whole move should be a good one for him as he’ll experience the pressure of a title race.”

We will be keeping track of the game tonight and brining you every snippet of Amad analysis throughout his loan spell at Rangers.

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  1. Diallo would have to invent a time machine and travel back to 2012 if he wanted to play in an “Old Firm” game.

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