LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)-Manchester United’s Amad Diallo has done well for Sunderland during their journey to the Championship play-offs. Still, it will be difficult for him to make his parent team’s first squad.
When Manchester United scouts players, they look for someone with personality and skill—someone who can step up and perform under the most trying conditions.
Therefore, Ivorian’s incredible goal for Sunderland against Luton on Saturday will have delighted the team’s staff.
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In the first leg of their Championship play-off semifinal at home, Diallo stood over a free kick from a position where most players would have crossed into the area.
Instead, he requested that it be put off to his left and delivered an incredible finish, blasting the ball into the far corner.
Gary Lineker was one of many people to gush on social media over the goal, which helped the Black Cats secure a critical 2-1 victory, as his manager Tony Mowbray purred from the sidelines.
However, it was not a surprise to anyone who has followed Amad’s development this season while on loan at United.
The forward has been dubbed “a magician” by Mowbray, and Sunderland’s hopes of defeating Luton in the second leg on Tuesday and going on to win the play-off final certainly depend on whether the forward can perform any more sorcery.
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Regardless of how the season ends for Sunderland, they know they probably won’t be able to rely on Amad for long.
Two years after United agreed to pay Atalanta up to £37 million to capture the then-18-year-old, they now watch from a distance as he develops into a genuinely intriguing footballer.
The club now has a crucial decision to make that could affect the players and their futures.