Wednesday Oct 20, 2021. 13:00
Ivory Coast international Amad Diallo’s Manchester United future will be decided before Christmas, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 19-year-old attacker is yet to feature for the English Premier League champions since he recovered from a thick injury that led to his proposed loan move to Dutch side Feyenoord failing to materialize in August this year.
Solskjaer has now opened about Diallo’s current situation at United having joined the club from Atalanta BC in January 2021 having impressed while playing for the Italian side.
“Amad trained in his first session with the team on Friday before Leicester City and he is still continuing his rehab getting more and more training sessions with the full team,” Solskajaer said on Football 365.
“He’ll probably play in the 23s very soon when he’s ready for that and I’ve got to say his development has been exactly what we want from him.
Diallo signed a five-year contract with the option of an extra year when he joined the Red Devils and Solskajer is unsure wherether the teenager will get regular game time at United this term.
“He’s come here learning the language, learning the way we play, he’s strong, he can take the ball and we have to make a decision before Christmas what he’s going to do,” he continued.
“Is he going to play enough here? Which is possible. Or if the next step is for him to play somewhere else and come back in the summer.
“That’s a decision for later but he’s developing very nicely but this injury was bad timing, as every injury is.”
United will face Diallo’s former club, Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League game on Wednesday night.