Erik ten Hag speaks on Amad Diallo’s role at  Manchester United squad next season

Manchester United's Amad Diallo spent last season with Sunderland on loan.

Erik ten Hag speaks on Amad Diallo’s role at Manchester United squad next season

Stephen Oladehinde 11:24 - 18.04.2023

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has made a clear statement regarding Amad Diallo’s role at Manchester United next season.

Ten Hag's arrival at the beginning of the season led to the decision that Amad was no longer necessary, and he was sent on a one-year loan to Sunderland of the Championship.

However, the Ivorian has flourished in the Championship and wants to secure a bigger role at United once the season is finished, but Ten Hag is hesitant to interrupt the winger's progress.

Ten Hag trying not to interrupt Amad's progress

The 20-year-old winger has been impressive on his loan spell at Sunderland but Ten Hag has decided not to interrupt his growth.

Speaking in an interview, Ten Hag said, “We consider everything but I have a little bit of reservation about [recalling Amad] because I don't want to stop the process. He has made really good progress there so I'm happy with that.

“But young players need experience and when we decide for him to come back, he has to be a player who can compete for the starting XI or minimum to come on for a lot of games and make an impact.”

Amad was brought to Man United by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2021 for £37 million despite being a relatively unknown talent after coming up through Atalanta's youth system.

Sunderland manager urges United not to let go of Amad

The youngster has enjoyed his football at Sunderland this season with the club aiming to qualify for the Championship play-offs. He has scored 12 goals and registered three assists across all competitions for the Black Cats.

Due to Amad's outstanding play, he has also been nominated for the Championship's young player of the Season award. Tony Mowbray, the manager of Sunderland, has urged United not to allow the young kid to be courted by another major league team.

Speaking about Amad, he said, “I have a good feeling for Amad that if he's not back at United he will go for big, big money to a top Spanish team. He loves football and wants to play so what do you do if you are at Manchester United?

“Are you happy just to be a Manchester United player and play six sub appearances and two starts over a season of 60 games for them? Or do you want to go out and play?

“So are they going to sell him? If they do they will want to recoup their money which was reputedly 40 euros or whatever it was.

“I would suggest they would try him at another level and he'd go (on loan) to the Premier League, or go back to Italy or Seria A or Spain.'

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