Amad Diallo pictured on first day at Manchester United

Amad Diallo has been pictured at Carrington on his first day at Manchester United following his arrival from Atalanta.

The 18-year-old winger officially signed for the club in January, penning a bumper deal until June 2025.

Diallo had made just five senior appearances for Atalanta before being prised away from the Serie A outfit by the Red Devils, and will wear the number 19 shirt at Old Trafford. However, he is not expected to be immediately thrown into the first team fold by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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“After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United,” Diallo said after completing his move. “I am hugely ambitious and there is so much that I want to achieve in the game; when I spoke to the manager I knew that I had joined the perfect club.

“This is a really exciting squad with so many great players, I can promise that I will work hard every day to learn from them and give everything to develop my game. The coaches have been fantastic since I signed, we have been in touch regularly and they have already given me a lot of great advice. 

“I have had time to prepare for this move, both physically and mentally, and I have worked really hard to be ready to make the step up to this amazing club.”

Diallo joins United with the club in high spirits, having leap-frogged Liverpool at the Premier League summit on Tuesday evening with victory over Burnley.

However, Solskjaer has admitted that he is unsure when fans will first get a glimpse of their new signing on the pitch.

“As a club, we have followed Amad for a number of years and having watched him myself, I believe he is one of the most exciting young prospects in the game,’ said Solskjaer (via the Daily Mail).

“Manchester United has such a proud history of developing young players and everything is in place to enable Amad to reach his potential here. It’s important we give him that time to settle in, if it’s in the Under-23s or if he looks ready to go into the first team, I don’t know yet.”

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