Manchester United make surprise decision on Amad Diallo’s future

Manchester United's Amad Diallo celebrates scoring their first goal.

Amad is now being regarded as one of the more integral squad members at Manchester United REUTERS/Phil Noble

Manchester United now regard Amad as ‘one of their more integral squad members’ for the future, according to reports.

The Old Trafford club signed Amad from Atalanta back in 2020, for a fee rising to £37 million. However, he only started three games in heavily-rotated sides in his first three years at the club, as United loaned him out to Rangers in January 2022 and Sunderland for the 2022-23 season.

The 21-year-old was set to head out on yet another loan spell for the 2023-24 season, until a pre-season injury prevented his departure. After returning to fitness mid-season, the youngster was named in all 22 matchday squads during the latter half of the campaign.

Come next season, however, the talented forward may have a much more important role to play at the Manchester club.

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According to a Manchester Evening News report, Amad is now being grouped with the likes of Kobbie Mainoo, Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund. Together, they are set to form a young quartet that will spearhead United’s new-look team.

Glimpses of Amad’s brilliance have been there for all to see, especially towards the end of last season. Those include his heart-stopping 121st-minute FA Cup quarter-final winner against Liverpool in March—a goal that has gained cult status with the club’s global fanbase.

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With Antony failing to consistently impress and United too short on funds to bring in a new right winger, Amad has a realistic chance of making the position his own.

The Ivory Coast international still has a year left on his current United contract, albeit with an option to extend for an additional year. That’s enough time to deliver and cement his name in the starting lineup for years to come.