Solskjaer says Amad is all set to leave on loan

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Amad Diallo will leave the club on loan.

Solskjaer was speaking ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Wolves tomorrow.

At that point, Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford hadn’t been confirmed. Now it has.

Perhaps one knock-on effect is that Amad needs to leave on loan to get more gametime.

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Solskjaer told the club website: “Yes I do [expect him to go out on loan]. It’s not 100 per cent signed but we’ve agreed.

“I don’t have to say which team it is yet, but we’ve found a place that Amad feels excited about and we feel excited about.”

Ronaldo pushing Amad down the pecking order?

Not necessarily. The Athletic reported before United were even linked with Ronaldo that Amad was available for loan.

But of course one consequence of him coming in is that the likes of Anthony Elanga and Amad will be shunted down the pecking order.

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Where might Amad go?

That Athletic report said United wanted to send Amad somewhere in the Premier League, ideally.

But his lack of action in the English top flight was apparently putting teams off.

United are reportedly happy to send Amad abroad, so long as it’s to a club who play the right way.

We have already run the rule over some of his options after Fabrizio Romano reported Crystal Palace and FC Basel are keen while Talksport claimed interest was there from Sheffield United.

It shouldn’t be long until we discover Amad’s next move.

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