Manchester United loanee who was ‘doing really well’ set to be returned ASAP

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Rangers will not look to extend the loan of Amad Diallo and in fact will try and offload the winger at the earliest opportunity, claims a report.

The Scottish champions signed the Manchester United starlet in January on a six-month loan deal. At the time it was seen as a real coup for the Scottish club with a number of other teams interested in the winger.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst claimed the player will “add a lot” to his squad and “provide even more competition”. But things have not quite worked out for Diallo, who was a £19m signing from Atalanta in January 2021.

Former United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Diallo was “one of the most exciting young prospects in the game”. And that is why United agreed a further £18.2m in add-ons after the player signed a contract until June 2025, with the option of an extra year.

But after failing to nail down a starting place at Old Trafford he was loaned to the Ibrox club.

However, he has struggled to make an impact north of the border.

He scored on his debut. But he has started just two games since the 3-3 draw with Ross County in January. His game time has totalled just 226 minutes. And he has not appeared for the club in the league since February.

An now, according to Football Insider, Van Bronckhorst has seen enough of Diallo and will end the loan at the “first opportunity”.

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The Gers will not look to extend the loan into next season or attempt to negotiate a permanent deal.

Fletcher: ‘All of them are doing really well on loan’

The news from Ibrox is in stark contrast to the thoughts of Darren Fletcher last month.

United’s technical director Fletcher claimed all of United’s loan players were “doing really well”.

As quoted by The Athletic, Fletcher said: “We currently have 13 young players and academy products on loan and playing regularly in other divisions or leagues.

“Hopefully we’ll see players like Brandon Williams, Teden Mengi, Jimmy Garner, Ethan Laird, Tahiti Chong, and Amad Diallo reap the benefits of that.

“All of them are doing really well on loan. We’re excited to bring them back in pre-season to see how they fare with our first-team players.”

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