Solskjaer told Diallo will cause ‘nightmares’ when paired with Man Utd man

Date published: Sunday 10th January 2021 11:11 - Jonny Whitfield

Amad Diallo

Amad Diallo will cause “nightmares” for opposition defences when playing alongside fellow Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood, a scout has said.

United agreed a deal with Diallo in October, with the 18-year-old costing a hefty £37million from Atalanta.

The Red Devils had to wait until earlier this month to finalise the move after work permit issues.

However, United are now expecting big things from the winger; manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described Diallo as “one of the most exciting young prospects in the game“.

In any case, he will soon add another exciting dimension to what has become a fearsome United attack.

In fact, one scout, who the source does not name, told The Athletic how a combination of Diallo and Greenwood will pose problems for United’s opponents.

“A future attack involving Mason Greenwood and Amad Diallo, each equally comfortable using both feet, would be a nightmare for defenders,” the scout said.

While Greenwood has become an established first-team regular, however, Solskjaer has insisted that he plans to allow Diallo to settle in before throwing him into the limelight.

Amad Diallo

The Red Devils took such an approach with Facundo Pellistri.

The 19-year-old is another young, exciting winger who United have added to their attack. But he currently plays Under-23 football in his bid to acclimatise and gain confidence.

Solskjaer keeping Diallo reigned in

“We’ll do the same as we did with Facundo [Pellistri],” Solskjaer told reporters last Friday (via the Daily Express).

“He joins in the training with the first team and gets settled in. Then we need to give him match-time. First team or Under-23s, we’re not going to be able to say now.

“Let’s see how he takes to it. You’ve got kids who just come in and tell us, as staff, that they’re ready for the difficult games.

“He’s a young boy who we’ve watched for a few years. We’ve seen him here [in England] play in the UEFA Youth League for the kids.

“He’s got special abilities, of course. Very good balance, reads the game really well and, for a young boy, he seems very mature in his decision-making. [He’s] a boy that we’re excited to develop further.”

United return to action on Tuesday, when they can move top of the Premier League table with victory over Burnley.

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