Solskjaer’s Reaction After Watching Amad Diallo In Training

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures during his second training session at the Vale hotel in Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, January 10, 2014.

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Amad Diallo after he trained with the first team.

The Ivorian winger arrived at Old Trafford three months after the Premier League giants reached an agreement with Serie A outfit Atalanta, and has instantly begun training with the first-team at Carrington.

Ahead of United’s trip to Merseyside, the Norwegian gave update on the youngster’s start to life with the Red Devils.

Solskjaer insisted Diallo has ‘done well’ in training, adding: “Amad has looked really comfortable and he’s settled in really well in training. It shows how technically adept he is and, of course, we’ll give him time to settle and adjust, but hopefully we can see him on the pitch in not too long.”

Despite his encouraging start in training, it’s safe to assume it’s too early for the 18-year-old to be in the squad to face Liverpool, though the United gaffer has not ruled out that possibility either.

Diallo was an unused substitute when his former club Atalanta came up against the Reds in the Champions League in November.

Like Facundo Pellistri, the youngster could also spend some time with the U23s, as despite his huge potential it’s important to note he’s still inexperienced and has only 59 minutes of senior football to his name.

United have got their hands on a top talent, but Diallo would need time and patience before he’s introduced in the Premier League, because the physical demands of the English football isn’t easy to meet – like seen in the case of another highly-rated prospect Kai Havertz at Chelsea.