Amad reveals his Old Trafford hopes

Friday 09 February 2024 18:59

Amad is dreaming of scoring a winning goal at Old Trafford and celebrating in front of the Manchester United supporters, after his recent return to the first-team squad.

The Ivorian made his first appearance for the Reds in two years, at Nottingham Forest on 30 December, following loan spells at Rangers and Sunderland and a long stint on the sidelines due to injury.

A brief bout of illness and the form of Alejandro Garnacho on the right-hand side of the attack have prevented Amad from increasing his games-played tally, but the 21-year-old is excited to be involved again.

And a first goal at a full Theatre of Dreams is at the very top of his list, following his effort against AC Milan behind closed doors in 2021.

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“I’d be delighted to play there again. I can’t wait to play and help the team,” Amad told TeamViewer Diaries.

“When I scored against AC Milan, there were no fans there as it was during Covid.

“The fans are back now, so I hope to score and I hope it’s a winner that I can celebrate with the supporters, because I like celebrating with them.”

Although the game at Forest ended in defeat, Amad was delighted to return to the pitch again.

“I was pleased to be back because I was out for so long, it was almost five months,” he added.

“Coming back and playing in that game was really important for me. It was exciting and I hope to keep it up.

“The coach gave me some instructions. He told me to attack and get into one-on-ones, without forgetting my defensive duties, so I did what he asked and I’m pleased to have returned in that game. I hope the next one will be a win.”

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The United winger credits Lisandro Martinez for playing a big role in his recovery, with the Argentina defender also rehabilitating from foot surgery at the time.

Licha is back on the treatment table, but appears to be sanguine about the knee issue which will keep him out for eight weeks and that chimes with how Amad portrays the centre-back’s mentality.

“Lisandro is a fantastic person. He’s more than a player to me. He’s a leader.

“When I got injured, he was injured too, so he really helped me.

“He spoke to me a lot and told me not to worry about the injury, and the main thing was to stay positive and work hard to get back into the team, so I did what he and everyone else said.

“I’m so pleased to be back.”

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