Manchester United fans want to see Amad Diallo in action. And that opportunity could come as soon as this week.
United should be heading into the FA Cup fifth round clash against West Ham on a high. Into the final minute on Saturday, the Red Devils led Everton 3-2 only to squander two huge points with the last kick of the game.
It could have been so different. That match deserved to be remembered for Bruno Fernandes’s wonder-strike and Scott McTominay’s blood-and-thunder display.
It was also another game in which Edinson Cavani oozed class and Luke Shaw excelled.
Instead, the match will be remembered for dodgy defending and United supporters will have been disheartened at the final whistle.
So how does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ensure an immediate feel-good factor? Quite simply, he should throw recent signing Amad Diallo into the mix.
Whether at the start or, more likely, from the bench, Diallo deserves to showcase his talent.
He has already proved he is far too good for U23 football, with two scintillating performances for United’s second string.
In the first, the 18-year-old scored twice in a 6-3 romp. In the second, he grabbed one goal and a hat-trick of assists as United made it 12 goals in two games.
The perfect remedy for United fans
Diallo has technically been a United player since October. But fans have had to wait until now to see their £37.2million man in action (BBC).
And what an early impression he has made.
Now it is time to see what he can do for the first-team. And what better time than the FA Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want to shuffle his pack and Diallo justifies a place on the bench – at the very least.
United supporters may be gutted not to have sealed all three points last time out. Yet seeing their next great winger in senior action will put a spring back into everyone’s step; including Diallo himself.
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