Amad Diallo.

Amad exclusive: I'm over the moon to be here

New signing Amad Diallo is itching to play with his Manchester United team-mates for the first time, after arriving at the Aon Training Complex on Wednesday.

The exciting prospect completed a transfer from Atalanta last week and, now that his visa has been approved, he is able to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. 

Amad is likely to follow a similar path to the one Facundo Pellistri has taken in recent months, by training with the first team while gaining experience of English football with the Under-23s. 

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As the teenager explains in his first interview as a United player, which you can read and watch in full on Thursday, he is desperate to get started in his new surroundings and hopes to impress. 

“I’m over the moon to be here,”
explains a beaming Amad.
“I’m so excited to start here at Manchester United. It’s a dream come true and I can’t wait to start and play with the guys.”

Asked what it has been like for him in recent months, considering the initial agreement between United and Atalanta was reached back in October, Amad admits it was an unusual period of his career and looks forward to kicking on in the famous red shirt. 

“It’s been a little bit strange these last few months,” says Diallo. “I would have hoped to have played a little bit more with Atalanta, but it wasn’t possible.

“Now I’m here and I’m very happy to be here. I’m expecting a lot from my experience here and I’m looking forward to starting.”

Elsewhere in his interview, Amad talks about his eagerness to work with Solskjaer and the coaches as he bids to harness his massive potential.

The determined 18-year-old also speaks enthusiastically about his fellow Ivorian, Eric Bailly, who has already been in contact with him this season. 

Make sure you visit ManUtd.com and our Official App on Thursday to hear more from our latest signing.

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