Manchester United under-23s manager Neil Wood has labelled the club’s exciting teenager Amad ‘unbelievable’, following his stunning individual match-winning goal against Leeds.
The 19-year-old scored twice against the young Whites yesterday, in a performance which led to some Manchester United fans calling for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to play him in the first team.
After picking up an injury during the summer which curtailed a loan move to Dutch giants Feyenoord, Amad returned to first team training last month and has now played in back-to-back matches for the club’s under-23 side.
The Ivorian showed great composure to slot home the opener at Leigh Sports Village after being played in on goal by Martin Svidersky.
The former Atalanta youngster then showcased his mazy dribbling skills by skipping past a Leeds player, before playing an inch-perfect pass into the path of Charlie McNeil, who restored the Reds’ lead, with a clever dinked finish.
With the game level at 2-2 heading into the final minutes, Amad stole the headlines with an individual piece of brilliance.
His lightening feet and clinical finishing was yet another reminder of the phenomenal talent Manchester United possess.
Wood was delighted with the winger’s performance, but he was equally impressed with his work rate to accompany his incredible talent.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Wood said: “There’s not many players on the pitch who could have done what he did, flicked it over the lad’s head and brought it back down and took it on his right foot and finish.
“He’s an intelligent player, very comfortable with the ball at his feet and he also works for the group.
“He comes down here, works and helps the team. He was brilliant. The little glimpses of excellence that he shows are unbelievable.”
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