“It will be Ten Hag’s decision” – United youngster could leave in summer after brilliant season
Amad Diallo has grown leaps and bounds under the tutelage of Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray, who has refused to rule out his return to the Stadium of Lights in the summer.
The Ivorian has been one of Sunderland’s best players this season, having been involved in 15 goals in the Championship. Apart from his goals, Amad has impressed his manager and the Sunderland faithful with his decision-making and his dribbling, emerging as one of the most exciting attacking players in England’s second tier this season.
After a frustrating loan spell at Rangers last season, the 20-year-old wasn’t viewed as a realistic option going forward for Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United squad and had to head to the Championship to further his career.
Amad Diallo’s future at Manchester United remains uncertain
But after a successful loan at Sunderland, Amad is expected to be named in United’s pre-season tour squad in July. With his quality and versatility, the former Atalanta talent has shown he has what it takes to give the Dutch coach a selection headache next season.
However, Mowbray has not completely ruled out the possibility of Amad leaving United in the summer for a second Sunderland spell. As per Sunderland Echo, United’s loan manager Les Parry visited Sunderland this week.
“They know how hugely successful this loan has been, on the back of a not so successful one,” the Black Cats manager said. “Ultimately, it will be Ten Hag’s decision.”
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Mowbray further added: “At this moment, I expect him to go on the pre-season tour with Manchester United and then they will decide what the best thing is for him to do next. Let’s hope the phone rings sometime in July. ”
At this stage of his career, regular game time is of paramount importance for Amad. As such, in the case Ten Hag doesn’t have any concrete first-team plans for the youngster, it’d be best to let him move elsewhere. And after seeing how well Mowbray has managed him, Sunderland should be high on United’s list.