“Real class and quality”- Manchester United loanee praised by Sunderland manager

Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo praised by Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray

Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray heaped praise on Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo after his impressive cameo off the bench against Watford.

Diallo joined the Black Cats on a season-long loan and was lauded by his coach after his brief cameo in the game which ended 2-2. In an interview published in the Manchester Evening News, Mowbray spoke highly of the United loanee.

“I thought Amad today showed some real class and quality, as he should because what he cost Manchester United and he’s here on loan. He showed that he can stand up and really deliver.”

“I’m pretty sure depending on the situation as we move forward it won’t be long before he starts a football match for us and hopefully he gets on the scoresheet and he’s off and running.”

United bought the 20-year-old from Italian side Atalanta BC in January 2021 for £19 million with a further £18.2 million payable as add-ons.

The winger did not play for the Red Devils last season and spent the second half on loan at Scottish side Rangers. He had a disappointing loan spell there and returned back to Manchester.

He has been shipped out on loan again this season to Championship side Sunderland, but he is yet to start a game for them. The Ivory Coast international has made three appearances for the Black Cats this season, all from the bench.

Mowbray’s words will definitely come as encouragement to the young winger. The coach appeared impressed with his brief cameo and this puts him in contention to start their next game.

Erik ten Hag will definitely be happy with the progress Diallo is making at the Championship side. Just 20, the young winger has a very bright future ahead of him. He has the potential to start games for United, but before that, he needs to get experience under his belt.

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Sunderland will now host Preston on October 1 for their next game. Given the praise from the manager, the 20-year-old will hope to start the game and get on the scoresheet.