Erik ten Hag makes transfer decision on Manchester United wonderkid Amad Diallo despite Sunderland heroics
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Manchester United are reportedly willing to send Amad Diallo out on loan again next season, despite his performances for Sunderland.
Amad has had, in some respects, the ideal loan spell at the Stadium of Light this season, battling back from early adversity to become a key player for Tony Mowbray's side.
The Ivorian winger was restricted to the bench during his first month at the club, with Mowbray explaining that he needed to improve his end product in front of goal.
The 20-year-old certainly took his manager's advice, with Amad having been a near ever-present starter for the Black Cats since his opening goal for the club against Burnley in October.
With 12 goals and three assists now to his name, Mowbray has hinted that the winger can get into United's first team next season.
Speaking in March, he said (quotes via United's official website): "If he's got the right personality, and only time will tell when he is among the star players at United, whether he can integrate and become part of what they want to do because they shouldn't fear he is going to lose the ball too often or give the ball away or make bad decisions.
"At this level, he is a maestro with the ball. It feels for me, at United, he would integrate with those high-quality footballers and they wouldn't have any problem lending him the ball, as you might say in football, as sometimes you give the ball to somebody knowing he'll give it to you back or slip you in to score.
"The ball is not a problem for him, whatever he does with it."
Amad 'set to go out on loan'
According to The Sun, United are on the lookout for a club in Europe for Amad to join on a temporary basis next season.
It is claimed that the Eredivisie, specifically, could be an ideal destination for the winger, due to it being a 'less physical league'.
But the report adds that United are desperate to keep Amad at Old Trafford for the long-term, meaning they are determined to find him a loan move rather than allow him to leave on a permanent deal.
With Mowbray claiming that he will join Erik ten Hag's side for their pre-season tour this summer, however, the Dutchman could still decide to keep Amad at the club.
In that sense, therefore, United appear to have heeded a warning sent to them courtesy of an Arsenal wonderkid earlier this week.
On Monday, The Athletic reported that young midfielder Charlie Patino, currently on loan at Blackpool, has indicated his desire to leave the club permanently rather than go out on loan again - meaning Arsenal look likely to lose one of their top Hale End academy graduates.
United are set to avoid that with Amad, who can take his game to new heights on loan and return to Old Trafford an even better player.