Manchester United’s young star, Amad Diallo, is facing the prospect of staying at the club this summer due to an unfortunate injury sustained during a friendly match. The 21-year-old suffered a bruising injury that forced him to use crutches against Arsenal in a heated clash in New Jersey. The match also saw fighting in the stands, adding to the intensity of the situation.
Although Diallo was named on the bench by manager Erik ten Hag for the following week’s match against Real Madrid, he did not get the opportunity to play. This initially gave hope to United fans that his ankle problem was not severe, but it has since been revealed that this is not the case.
According to The Athletic, Diallo, who represents the Ivory Coast internationally, will miss the beginning of the new Premier League season, which starts next Friday. This setback has also dashed any hopes of a loan move, where he could have gained valuable first-team experience.
Several teams, including clubs from Serie A, had shown interest in signing the talented forward. However, his injury during the pre-season tour in the USA has effectively ended any chances of securing a temporary move away from Manchester United.
Diallo was absent from the squad that lost 3-2 to Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, and he is expected to miss the upcoming matches against Lens and Athletic Bilbao as well. This is undoubtedly a disappointing blow for the youngster, who had a successful loan spell at Sunderland last season, scoring 14 goals in 42 appearances and helping the team reach the Championship play-off semi-final.
Despite the setback, there may be a silver lining for Diallo. Once he recovers, he could potentially earn playing time for the Red Devils. With United lacking depth in the right-wing position, where Antony struggled last season and Jadon Sancho prefers playing on the left, Diallo might have the opportunity to impress manager Ten Hag in the first team. Additionally, United will have several important matches in the Premier League, Champions League, and Carabao Cup before the January transfer window, providing Diallo with further chances to showcase his abilities.
Overall, while Diallo’s injury has disrupted his plans for a loan move, it presents an opportunity for him to prove himself at Manchester United and contribute to the team’s success in the upcoming season.
Manchester United forward Amad Diallo’s hopes of a loan move away from the club this summer have been all but ended due to an injury he suffered in training.
The 18-year-old from the Ivory Coast joined Manchester United from Atalanta in January for a fee worth up to €41 million and was hoping to go out on loan in the upcoming season. However, an unnamed injury in training looks set to keep him out until mid-August, ruling out any chance of a move away from the club this summer.
The news is a big blow to Diallo, who was hoping to gain first team experience at a lower level by going out on loan. He has only made three appearances for Manchester United since his arrival in January, two of which were coming on as a late substitute in the Premier League, and no Premier League starts.
Diallo was part of Manchester United’s first team squad for their pre-season tour of Europe, and had been enjoying plenty of game time with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. His injury, which looks set to rule him out for the remainder of pre-season, could effectively end any chance of him securing a loan move away from the club this summer.
It has been suggested that Diallo will stay with Manchester United this season and fight for a place in the first team, with the youngster already displaying his potential in training and the handful of appearances made so far.
The injury will also delay Diallo’s further integration into the set-up at Manchester United, and potentially keep him from featuring in the opening matches of the Premier League season.