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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.
The finish is decent, but the ball makes it. Sublime from Fernandes. https://t.co/j87yQbKm5L- Alex Richards (@AA_Richards) March 11, 2021
1 - Amad Diallo's first goal for Manchester United came with his first ever shot for the club, and in just his third appearance (all as a substitute). Lift-off. pic.twitter.com/3GdcMcjVDN- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 11, 2021
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.
Featured image credit: BT Sport
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