Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray believes Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo lacks end product
Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo has been advised by Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray to improve his end product. The Black Cats’ head coach believes the forward is still an unfinished article.
Diallo joined the Red Devils in the January window of 2021. However, the Ivory Coast international has not played much for the first team since then. The 20-year-old spent a short spell at Rangers last season.
In the recent transfer window, Diallo joined Sunderland on loan. Speaking about the 20-year-old via the Express, Mowbray is impressed by the forward’s talent. However, the English manager understands why the Ivorian has not been able to make a mark yet at the Old Trafford side.
“You see how talented he is, and you can see why he’s at Man Utd. But you can also understand why he’s out on loan, to develop the core materials you need to be a competitive footballer. He needs to find a better end product.”
Diallo has featured nine times for United since signing from Atalanta BC. However, the 20-year-old has not had the desired impact on the side.
In his time in Scotland, Diallo failed to impress as well. And while the Ivorian did play a part in Erik ten Hag’s pre-season, he left before the transfer deadline.
Playing for Sunderland in the Championship in the 2022/23 campaign, Diallo has mostly made appearances as a substitute as of now. The 20-year-old has played five times for the Balck Cats but is yet to score or assist.
At United, Anthony Elanga emerged as the young talent who found a regular place in the starting lineup last season. The Sweden international came into the side as Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford failed to make an impact.
However, the Red Devils got Antony from Ajax Amsterdam in the summer of 2022 and that has increased the competition for places. Academy ace Alejandro Garnacho is also in the first-team conversation and adds to the obstacles in Dillo’s path.
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The move to Sunderland is proving unwise for Diallo so far. The Ivorian will evidently be afforded more game time with the Balck Cats and hopefully, the 20-year-old will come back a better player at the end of his loan spell.