Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to rule out the possibility of putting Amad Diallo in his squad this weekend.
The new arrival from Atalanta has now completed two first team training sessions since his move was finalised.
Speaking to Dagbladet, Solskjaer says he is being open minded about Diallo’s possible debut.
Solskjaer said: “Let him have some time. But whether it is against Liverpool in the league, Liverpool in the FA Cup, this weekend, or in two or three weeks… It is questionable.
“We have a very fresh stable, there are only one or two that are questionable for the weekend. I do not rule out that he is in the squad for the Liverpool match.
“Things can happen. You see how fast things happen over here in England. Suddenly, a team has six players out with the corona. So you do not know. I do not want to put any time on it, but he is at least in the group, trains with us and can be chosen in the squad.”
Keeps everybody guessing
United can named 18 players in the matchday squad. Usually even players with considerable experience like Jesse Lingard miss out.
So to include Diallo, somebody has to drop out. But Diallo is a potential game changer, and we all remember Anthony Martial’s star-making debut off the bench against Liverpool.
Even if Diallo cannot quite make the 18, it would be a great experience for him to travel with the team to experience a matchday with United and his new teammates.
A more likely route could be an under-23 debut on Monday against Leicester, and then a role at Old Trafford in the FA Cup clash against Liverpool the following Sunday.
But it is encouraging and intriguing that Diallo could yet have a chance of making a big impact this weekend.
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