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Solskjaer hints on Old Trafford debut date for Amad Diallo


Amad Diallo could be handed his Manchester United debut as early as next month, reveals Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as Old Trafford boss delivers glowing assessment of £37m teenager after ‘making a difference in training’ since Atlanta move  Manchester United completed the signing of Amad Diallo earlier this month

United had agreed a £37m deal with Atalanta in the previous transfer window but Diallo was awaiting a visa before he could join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Amad Diallo could break into Manchester United’s first-team squad as early as next month, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed.

Amad Diallo moves closer to Old Traffford debut

United agreed a £37million deal with Atalanta for the Ivorian teenager, 18, in October, but Diallo only began training at Carrington last week after being granted a visa.

Although the young winger is working with the first-team group, the plan was to play him in the Under 23s – as United have done with another teenage signing, Facundo Pellistri.

However, Solskjaer believes Diallo could be ready for senior action sooner than he thought after making a good impression in training.

Asked if it could now be only four or five weeks before Diallo is in line for his debut, the United boss said: ‘It might be quicker than that. I can’t see it being too long until he’s in the squad.

‘He’s definitely settled down well. The players have taken to him, he’s a good character, polite, smiley boy who works really hard.

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‘He’s doing his sessions and getting used to us. There’s always a period of adjustment needed but he’s settling in well.

‘He can handle the ball, he’s enjoyed training and he makes a difference in training, which is quite remarkable at his age.’





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