Man United loanee Amad Diallo took just four minutes to fire in debut goal for Rangers
"I'm delighted to be joining Rangers until the end of the season."
Rangers are delighted to have Amad Diallo with them, too.
Signed from Atalanta, by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in a £37.2million deal, Diallo got off to a bright start at Manchester United but has found first team opportunities limited this season.
While much of the focus, this week, was on Anthony Martial being loaned out to Sevilla for the rest of the season, Diallo was packing his suitcase for a stint in less cosy climes. He has been brought in by Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhurst until the end of the season.
"It is fantastic for me at this stage of my career," stated Diallo, "to have the opportunity to come to such a big club that is challenging on a number of fronts and will give me some excellent opportunities to test myself in many environments."
Tossed straight into the starting Rangers XI for their league encounter with Ross County, it did not take Diallo long to make an impact.
Amad Diallo makes an INSTANT impact! 🔥
The young Man Utd star has scored inside five minutes on his Rangers debut 🤯 pic.twitter.com/hTqBFEevxf
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) January 29, 2022
Amad Diallo makes instant debut impact
Rangers pressed County from the get-go and had already went close once already when the opener arrived.
The reigning Scottish Premiership champions broke down the left wing and Joe Aribo fired in a low cross to the back post that Amad Diallo was there to slot home. It was simple but effective, and Rangers were flying.
Rangers started the day seven points ahead of cross-town rivals Celtic, albeit with a game in hand. Victory would keep the pressure on Celtic not to falter in their pursuit. They are up against Dundee United, while the Premiership's two other scheduled games were postponed due to poor weather conditions.
As it transpired, Rangers fell 2-1 behind before rallying to lead 3-2 with 10 minutes to go, only for Ross County to grab an equaliser, six minutes into injury time.
Diallo arrived at United in January 2021, having played just five first team games for United. The 19-year-old attacker has played nine times for United, since then, and scored in the Europa League, against AC Milan, in a 1-1 draw.