Manchester United have already secured the signings of Wout Weghorst and Jack Butland on mortgage offers till the tip of the season, nonetheless, Erik ten Hag will nonetheless be eyeing up one other participant or two to present his facet that additional little bit of energy in depth.
With the Dutchman clearly looking forward to the long run, any everlasting signings might effectively be of the youthful selection and mixing them with the membership’s proficient children corresponding to Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Elanga may very well be a recipe for achievement.
One other teenager who’s shining this season – albeit not at United – is Amad Diallo, with the winger flourishing on mortgage at Sunderland. If he retains up his spectacular type, he might effectively pressure himself into the first-team squad forward of subsequent time period.
Diallo joined the Outdated Trafford facet in January 2021 from Atalanta for a payment that might rise to £37.2m and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed: “he is likely one of the most fun prospects within the sport” following the transfer.
His first 12 months on the membership was maybe more durable than he anticipated, that includes simply nine occasions for the senior facet, scoring as soon as and he was loaned out to Glasgow Rangers for the second half of final season, having blended success. He did play 13 occasions however lacked the required physicality to really shine in Scotland, though he did safe a Scottish Cup winners medal.
One other mortgage spell, this time to Sunderland, enabled him to showcase his skills totally. The 20-year-old has netted six objectives in 20 appearances and has turn into an actual crowd-pleaser in response to Pete O’Rourke, who mentioned the participant when chatting with Football FanCast:
“Yeah, Diallo clearly was a number of fanfare when Manchester United signed him for Atalanta for such an enormous payment at such a younger age and he hasn’t impressed when he did play for Manchester United however he’s gone alongside to Sunderland this season.
“He’s actually taken that chance for normal first-team soccer, scored objectives, created objectives and I do know he’s an enormous fan favorite with the Sunderland trustworthy as effectively.”
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Fellow United teammates Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw even consider that the membership have their very own reply to Manchester Metropolis star Mahrez with the younger winger and Shaw mentioned the comparability whereas chatting with Sky Sports activities (through TEAMtalk), saying:
“He’s an exquisite expertise and already an exquisite participant so I’m positive followers are trying ahead to seeing him on the pitch.
“It was fascinating as a result of Harry mentioned to me the opposite day that he reminds him of Mahrez when he was at Leicester.
“Actually fast, skilful, agility, can flip actually fast, received nice abilities and I might agree with Harry – he does remind me of Mahrez.”
The Algerian has scored 81 Premier League objectives in his profession and WhoScored additionally means that Mahrez and Diallo each excel at ending and passing, whereas additionally they like to chop inside from the wing.
Ten Hag will probably be eager to see how his growth continues within the Championship, however he might effectively have one other glorious teenager able to take the league by storm subsequent 12 months.