Marcus Rashford has sent a good luck message to Manchester United new boy Amad Diallo after his shirt number at Old Trafford was confirmed.
The teenager has finally been unveiled by the Red Devils after securing a £37m move from Atalanta. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quickly outlined the qualities that will ensure the winger will be a huge star for many years to come.
“As a club, we have followed Amad for a number of years. Having watched him myself, I believe he is one of the most exciting young prospects in the game,” Solskjaer told United’s official website.
“Manchester United has such a proud history of developing young players and everything is in place to enable Amad to reach his potential here.”
Highlighting his exciting abilities, Solskjaer named three of the key traits that will keep defenders on their toes.
“It will take time for him to adapt. But his speed, vision and fantastic dribbling ability will stand him in good stead.
“He is a player with all of the raw attributes that are needed to be an important player for Manchester United in the years to come.”
It’s now been confirmed that the teenager will inherit the No 19 shirt at Old Trafford.
That was previously worn by Marcus Rashford, and the United forward has wished Diallo success in the shirt.
The winger reacted to the news on Instagram by tagging Rashford in United’s official post.
His new team-mate replied by stating: “Hope it brings you lots of luck bro. See you soon x.”
Diallo can’t wait to start at United
Diallo himself admitted he can’t wait to get started with the Red Devils.
He told the club’s website: “After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United. I am hugely ambitious and there is so much that I want to achieve in the game.
“When I spoke to the manager I knew that I had joined the perfect club.
“This is a really exciting squad with so many great players. I can promise that I will work hard every day to learn from them. I’ll give everything to develop my game. The coaches have been fantastic since I signed. We have been in touch regularly and they have already given me a lot of great advice.
“I have had time to prepare for this move, both physically and mentally. I have worked really hard to be ready to make the step up to this amazing club.”