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It Took Amad Diallo Just 13 Minutes To Score His First Goal For Manchester United In U23 Game vs Liverpool

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It Took Amad Diallo Just 13 Minutes To Score His First Goal For Manchester United In U23 Game vs Liverpool

That didn't take long. Amad Diallo has scored his first goal for Manchester United in an U23 game against Liverpool.

It took the talented 18-year-old forward just 13 minutes to open his account for the club when he pounced on a sloppy touch from Liverpool centre-back Billy Koumetio.

Diallo used his speed and power to clip the ball away from Koumetio before showcasing his composure in front of goal to slot past teenage goalkeeper Marcelo Pitagula.

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Pressing high is something Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants from his forward players and Diallo showcases how rewarding that press can be here.

The 18-year-old, who joined from Serie A side Atalanta for an initial £19 million - rising to £37 million - has already impressed a number of first team stars in training, including Mason Greenwood.

In a video that went viral earlier this week, Greenwood was all but complementary about the player.

"We've got a new player Amad that's come in, he's a wonderful technical player so I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of him soon."

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Manchester United manager Solskjaer has even hinted that fans could see Diallo make his United debut much earlier than expected, adding that he is a "very good character, very polite, smiley boy who works really hard."

When he was asked how Diallo was settling in at United, Solskjaer told reporters: "Very good. He can handle the ball, he has enjoyed training and makes a difference in training, which is quite remarkable at his age.

"There will need to be some adjustment to settle into the hustle and bustle of the physical part of the Premier League but I can't see it being too long until he's in the squad."

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Solskjaer has even hinted that fans could see Diallo make his United debut much earlier than expected, adding that he is a "very good character, very polite, smiley boy who works really hard."

The Norwegian explained: "It might be quicker than that [four to five weeks].

"He has definitely settled down well, the players have taken to him and he is a very good character, very polite, smiley boy who works really hard.

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"He's doing his sessions, getting used to us. Of course, there's always a period of adjustment needed but he's settling in well."

Featured Image Credit: MUTV

Topics: Liverpool, Manchester United, Premier League, Amad Diallo

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