Manchester United's teenage star Amad Diallo produced an utterly mouth-watering first touch in the Red Devils' game against Fulham on Tuesday night.
David de Gea fired the ball the length of the pitch and 18-year-old Diallo, without breaking his stride, watched the ball come over his shoulder and killed it stone dead at his feet with his first touch.
Absolute perfection as Diallo - with two defenders either side of him - showed what he could do, despite only arriving in the game with seven minutes left to play.
How about this for a touch?! :flushed:#MUFC @AmadDiallo_19 pic.twitter.com/1LyKiwaEuU- Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 19, 2021
Ironically, Diallo's easier second touch wasn't actually quite as good as his first, but he still collected the ball and kept it under control as he looked to run at the Fulham defence.
The Ivory Coast-born player only arrived in Manchester in January having played five games for Atalanta in Italy. But he's still showed glimpses of his individual talent, including a superb backwards header against AC Milan in the Europa League; Diallo's first goal for the club.
Many fans were salivating over the touch from United's wonderkid against Fulham - and for the superb De Gea pass that preceded it.
So hyped to see this guy flourish next season:raised_hands: https://t.co/mXh7W4tIeD- MC Stan stan (@kunalambardekar) May 19, 2021
Pure class https://t.co/1B99YKjK28- Tembo Inc :flag_mw: x :flag_zm: (@Gwapo_chillz) May 19, 2021
Brilliant from Amad & from De Gea. If Ederson played that pass we would see 100 replays of it. Unfortunately despite the quality of the control, had Amad left it then Rashford might have been in to score. Imagine another De Gea assist! :heart_eyes: #mufc:flag_ye: https://t.co/2t6SJ5H67b- Man Utd News (@RooVanMataZaj) May 19, 2021
That's filth https://t.co/qoeStuxLZe- Zelos. (@zeeeeeeee_123) May 19, 2021
God level touch but had he let Rashy take it, I guess there'd have been a chance- The Humble one (@united4ever_red) May 19, 2021
How about that for a ping from De Gea, Ederson come outside- :beginner: (@JaksonCD) May 19, 2021
The actual match against Fulham - something of a dead-rubber as United are sure to finish second this season, while Scott Parker's side are already relegated - finished 1-1.
However it was at least wonderful for the fans in attendance at Old Trafford to see a superb long-range strike from veteran Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.
And, on the other end of the age scale, they a got a brief glimpse of what could be to come from Amad Diallo.
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