Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech has heaped praise on Manchester United left-back Tyrell Malacia following his performance against Liverpool.
Malacia was given his first start for the Red Devils since his summer move from Feyenoord, replacing the out-of-form Luke Shaw at left-back. The young defender earned widespread acclaim for his display against the Reds.
He was instrumental as Erik ten Hag’s side secured a 2-1 win and claimed a well-deserved three points. Many were quick to praise the pacy Netherlands international for his display, in which he managed to keep superstar Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah quiet.
One star who was impressed by Malacia’s full debut was Chelsea winger Ziyech, who posted a message of support on his Instagram page.
According to The Manchester Evening News, the winger posted a picture of the youngster on his story, along with the caption ‘young king,’ along with a flame and applauding emoji.
The Manchester Evening News has also reported that Ten Hag is keen to sign Ziyech this summer to bolster his attacking options, with Manchester United currently contemplating a loan move.
The Morocco international appears to be down the Chelsea pecking order having only made one appearance so far this term.