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Amad Diallo Scores First Manchester United Goal With Amazing Backwards Header

Amad Diallo Scores First Manchester United Goal With Amazing Backwards Header

Diallo plus Bruno Fernandes equals magic.

Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Amad Diallo scored an incredible, backwards header to mark his first goal for Manchester United just minutes after coming off the bench.

AC Milan did not know what hit them at the start of the second half as Bruno Fernandes pinged a wonderful pass over the top of their defence.

The 18-year-old wonderkid Diallo was running through on goal at pace. But he had the awareness to keep his eyes on the ball - get between the defence and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma - then spin and flick the ball into the net with the back of his head.

It was an exquisite finish that even an experienced, world-class striker would be proud to have accomplished.

It put Manchester United 1-0 up in the Europa League last-16 first leg at Old Trafford. And it was the highly-rated prospect's first ever attempt at goal for United.

However AC Milan deservedly found their way back into the tie via a last-minute equaliser. Dean Henderson failed to keep out Simon Kjaer's header, palming it into the net to give the Serie A side an away goal as the game finished 1-1.

Immediately after Diallo scored, many Manchester United fans were already comparing it to Chicharito Hernandez's backwards header for the club against Stoke City back in 2010.

And Diallo is doing this on his third appearance for the club, having only arrived in Manchester from Atalanta in January. Incredible.

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Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Europa League, Manchester United, Amad Diallo