13/08/2021; 11:01 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Manchester United have been busy in the transfer window this summer. Their transfer business has seen them land talented winger Jadon Sancho and four-time Champions League winner Raphael Varane. The Red Devils finished second last season, and in their quest to overtake Manchester City, they see the past season's performance as progress.
Manchester United have been scouring the world looking for players that would help put them in a position of power again. Without the former pedigree to land superstars, the club opted to bring in talented youngsters they can groom to become superstars. That may be the project, but recent actions may show that those players may not have to grow up at Old Trafford.
In October 2020, the Red Devils agreed to sign Amad Diallo from Atalanta, a deal consummated in January 2021. Diallo signed for Manchester United on a five-year contract. Diallo was signed for a fee believed to be £37m.
A 19-year-old has to be prodigiously talented to walk into a side like Manchester United and walk in the first team. That is the situation the young Ivorian finds himself in. He comes into a team that is loaded up front, and playing time may be scarce and hard to come by. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has so many options leaving him with the difficult decision of what to do with the inexperienced but talented Diallo.
The team already has Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Daniel James and Jesse Lingard.
In their 4-0 preseason victory over Everton, the teamd with Anthony Martial, Dan James and Mason Greenwood. The layout of the squad is an indication of Diallo's position at Manchester United. Jadon Sancho's arrival also complicates matters for Diallo.
It would be foolhardy to sell a player that just joined the club in January but stuck with a player that will no doubt see limited game time, United have to do something.
Diallo was predominantly used in United's under-23 side last season. A loan move should boost the player's chances of regular playing time.
Manchester Evening News now claim that United have now made the £37 million signing available for loan this summer. With only eight first-team appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in the second half of last season, Diallo shouldn't be short of takers. So far, no club has approached United for his services.
Right-sided forward Facundo Pellistri has already been loaned to Alaves for this season, and Diallo is expected to follow soon.
Diallo made his first senior appearance in the 4-0 Europa League victory over Real Sociedad. He came on as a substitute for Mason Greenwood.