Journalist tips United’s golden boy to leave this summer after being made empty promises by Ten Hag


Amad Diallo provided Manchester United fans with one of their most memorable moments of the campaign last month, but he has yet to feature for a single minute since then. 

On March 17, the attacker and Alejandro Garnacho collaborated masterfully to create a lethal counterattack that saw Amad win the game in extra time and eliminate Liverpool from the FA Cup.

He was sent immediately down the tunnel and given a one-match ban, which he served against Brentford, for his subsequent shirt-off celebration, which earned him a second yellow card.

Even though Amad demonstrated his ability to handle himself and finish expertly in crucial matches, Erik ten Hag has not used him in a game since. He was eligible to start in the Premier League matches against Chelsea and Liverpool, but he watched from the sidelines for the entire 180 minutes.

It’s undeniable that the 21-year-old is suffering, especially considering that it was Ten Hag who persuaded him to stay at Old Trafford rather than go on loan in January. Amad had plenty of offers; Sunderland, Middlesbrough, and Leeds United were rumored to be interested in the player, but the club turned them down.

The Ivorian has played for just 98 minutes overall since his long-term knee ailment was resolved in December of last year, with just 46 of those minutes coming from two cameos as a substitute in the Premier League.

Amad tipped for summer exit

As such, Manchester Evening News writer Steven Railston has tipped Amad for a potential summer exit. His career just isn’t progressing at the speed he’d have hoped at this stage, and United’s depth in attack means the situation is unlikely to change significantly next term.

“Nobody would blame Amad for pushing for a move away this summer and, in truth, that seems like the best option for him because he’s played just 98 minutes since his return from injury. Although he might not be good enough to currently start for United, his potential is obvious and that will only be unlocked by regularly starting games,” Railston penned.

“Amad looks set to be on his travels once the curtains are brought down on the campaign.”

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