Man Utd added an important name to their outfit when they signed Amad Diallo late in the summer transfer window.
However, due to the late nature of the deal, the youth talent was not able to sign immediately and would only join the outfit after the commencement of the winter transfer window. As that date now draws closer, fans are eager for any sighting of this prospective winger.
In that regard, the player himself has driven supporters into a frenzy with his latest training antics posted on his social media handles.
The reactions were largely focused on his skills on the pitch, with the dribbling potential much more appealing than some of United’s existing options.
AMAD DIALLO IS TOO GOOD..pic.twitter.com/3QwLgsv1OP
— 🐐™ (@TheFergusonWay) November 16, 2020
I don’t mean to over hype him but that Amad Diallo Traore kid gives me young Messi vibe.
— Jαck. (@UtdOptimist) November 17, 2020
What is a jadon sancho? pic.twitter.com/y0KA0dOFJe
— ams 🚶🏻♂️ (@amssznn) November 16, 2020
To have a player with such close control on the RW is going to be something to see. Amad Diallo needs to be double-marked, which will help the team immensely.
Then there is the bonus of seeing Mason Greenwood move inside to challenge for the CF position.
Roll on January..
— Rich (@utdpotential) November 16, 2020
More spirited supporters even went as far as to compare the 18-year-old to Jadon Sancho whom the club were linked to and suggest that this acquisition was actually a one-up to the Borussia Dortmund starlet who commanded an enormous fee.
Supporters were deeply disappointed with the club’s lack of business during the summer with even the late flurry not inspiring much hope in the base. The absence of options on the wing has really hit the club hard with Ole Gunnar Solskjær even forced to rely on Juan Mata far too often.
It remains to be seen just how big a role Diallo will command once he joins, given that another youngster in Facundo Pellistri is also awaiting his debut.
Will training brilliance translate into actual performance? Time alone will tell.