Stage is made for El-Hadji Diouf...
Neil Warnock has cited El-Hadji Diouf as his Elland Road matador in the wake of another man of the match performance.
The former Premier League star was in outstanding form once again as United beat Everton in the Capital One Cup at Elland Road on Tuesday, and the boss firmly believes his late summer signing is the right man at the right time in the right place.
"He promised me certain things and I'm happy with that," said the boss, who has signed Diouf initially until January.
"He won't get a stage like this again. He's a matador. It's no good going to Saudi Arabia or Dubai or wherever he was going for six or seven times the wages. This is his stage.
"He's been as good as his word with me and I have with him. I said if I can get him fit he'll be surprised how good he can be and he's nearly there. To go 90 minutes like he did on Tuesday...
"I said to him the other day: 'Do you want to play in the cup? Because you and Beccs could have a rest.' Beccs overheard me talking and Dioufy said 'I want to play' and Beccs said 'I want to play.' I said we'd give them an hour and if we were losing they could come off, but they stayed on for the full game. The dressing room is excellent."