Amad was granted his long awaited first Manchester United start in a nearly all-change line-up against Leicester.

The Ivorian youngster did not waste any time in making an impact.

After Leicester took an early lead, Amad got United back into the game in an instant.

Receiving the ball in the final third, Amad turned, and played a pass into an accelerating Mason Greenwood.

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From there, Greenwood did the hard work, created space, and fired the ball low across the goalkeeper into the bottom corner.

Amad became the 19th first team player to provide an assist this season, showing how spread around the goal contribution in this squad has been.

He looked comfortable

It was a vote of confidence in Amad that when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made changes on 65 minutes, the teenager stayed on the pitch.

The former Atalanta winger did his work defensively, making one important interception inside his own penalty area.

 

United’s problem was an inability to get Amad in possession more.

He eventually was withdrawn on 78 minutes for Bruno Fernandes, with United chasing the game at 2-1 down.

Amad finishes the game with 33 touches, recording three successful take-ons, and creating one chance.

From a defensive standpoint he won one tackle, made one clearance, and blocked one shot.

With a total of 96 minutes under his belt for United prior to this in cup competitions, getting to play 78 in the league was welcome and long overdue.

He did enough to earn more chances, possibly against Fulham and Wolves next week. His first half assist was a flash of what he can do when he is given the ball in the final third, and this will get better as he gels with his teammates.

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