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Ole gives update on Amad Diallo move

Friday 01 January 2021 23:22

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s looking forward to working with incoming new winger Amad Diallo.

The Atalanta youngster’s transfer was announced on deadline day in October, and he is set to join up with the rest of the Reds squad later this month, subject to the completion of a medical and approval of personal terms and a work permit.

After the 2-1 win over Aston Villa, Ole told journalists that he doesn’t see foresee any problems. 

He conceded that the 18-year-old Ivorian would need time to get up to speed with the style of play of the Premier League, but that he would be afforded the opportunity to develop while in Manchester.

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“[With] Amad we’ve had all the paperwork, or we’re waiting for all the paperwork. I can’t see any obstacles really,” Solskjaer told reporters.

“Hopefully within not too long he’ll be with us.

“I’m very excited about bringing him in. I think he’s shown a few times his qualities.

“Of course he has to learn to play in England, that’s a different level of football. We’ll give him time to develop and to express himself.

“Apart from that, I’m not really thinking too much on what we’re going to do with players. Of course, we’re always working long-term.

“That’s the big thing. We have targets we need long-term for the club.”

Diallo has played five games for the Bergamo outfit in total, scoring on his debut against Udinese in October 2019.

He featured for Gian Piero Gasperini’s side during this season’s UEFA Champions League campaign, coming on as a substitute against Danish side FC Midtjylland.