Amad Diallo is likely to make his Manchester United debut against West Ham in tonight’s FA Cup fifth-round
tie against West Ham at Old Trafford
The 18-year-old winger joined United for an initial £18.7million fee in the summer from Atalanta,
but spent the first half of the season with the Serie A club, before arriving in Manchester last month.
Diallo has already impressed at Under-23 level, scoring twice, including a cheeky Panenka penalty,
in a 5-3 win over Liverpool and again caught the eye with three assists and a goal in last weeks victory
The teenager was pictured with United’s squad and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the team hotel on Tuesday
afternoon and, according to the MEN, has been included in the Norwegian’s matchday squad.
Solskjaer is yet to win his first piece of silverware as United manager and this season’s FA Cup would
look to represent as good an opportunity as any other to break his duck,
although he will not be taking anything for granted against a rapidly improving West Ham side, coached
one of his Old Trafford predecessors, David Moyes.
‘Yeah, they’ve been impressive,’ Solskjaer said of West Ham. ‘Of course, we watch them closely with Jesse
going there, and we were really happy for him to get the start that he did.