Article updated 01/02/2012
The Senegalese striker was the third of four players to be sold by the Reds during the January 2012 transfer window, with Darron Gibson departing to Everton, Danny Drinkwater joining Leicester City and Ravel Morrison moving to West Ham United.
Diouf netted 10 goals for United Reserves this season, making him the joint-top scorer with Will Keane in Warren Joyce's side. However, his first-team action was limited to just three starts in the Carling Cup, the away victories over Leeds United and Aldershot and the home defeat to Crystal Palace.
Signed from Norwegian club Molde FK in July 2009, Diouf made his debut in the away league match against Birmingham City in January 2010. He went on to make nine senior appearances in total for the Reds, scoring one goal.
Diouf also gained valuable experience during a season-long loan spell at Blackburn Rovers in 2010/11, when he scored six goals in 30 games.