30/08/2021; 3:05 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Manchester United have been on a spending spree bringing in players to shore up the team and put them in a position to challenge for the biggest titles. The plan was to regenerate the team with a growth process that entailed youth development.
Many young players have found their way into the team as the process is still about three years into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign.
Some of the young players who have found their way into the team are Brandon Williams, Daniel James, Tahith Chong, Andreas Perreira, Diogo Dalot, Fercundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo.
The disappearance of the bulk of these players and lack of game time suggests an incoherent tune makes nonsense of the so-called youth-driven process.
Diallo has been shopped around by Manchester United as they look for a temporary home, with Feyenoord the most likely place for him.
An agreement with Feyenoord seemed to be in place, but a training ground injury has thrown into doubt the possibility of the deal happening.
For weeks, Diallo had been at the shopping window as Ole Gunnar Solksjaer searched for a new home for the talented Ivorian. Many clubs were interested in the player, with Crystal Palace and Sheffield United listed. The two English clubs had made enquiries about the player. Feyenoord, however, turned out to be ahead of the queue of those interested in the player.
An agreement seemed to be in place for Diallo between Feyenoord and Manchester United. That deal is now in doubt as the player sustained an injury in training.
According to Dutch outlet AD via Sports Mole, Feyenoord sportingctor Frank Arnesen has now hinted that the club will likely not go through with the move.
Amad Diallo joined Manchester United from Atalanta on the 5th of October, 2020, for a reported fee of €25 million, rising to €40 million in bonuses.
Much was expected of Diallo, who didn't make his senior debut for United until the 18th of February. The debut came in a Europa League Round of 32 ties against Real Sociedad.
The competition for places, especially against established players, was always going to be tough for Diallo. A loan move away from Old Trafford is probably the best move for his career.
The failure to get game time at United is an indictment on the process that United claim to be building as Diallo joins the list of youngsters biting the dust at Manchester United.
The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo would normally mean even more limited game time for Diallo.