“Of course”- Erik ten Hag sheds light on his plans for 20-year-old Manchester United loanee

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag sees a future for Amad Diallo at Manchester United

Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag, as quoted by Manchester Evening News, has revealed that he sees Amad Diallo‘s future at Manchester United.

Amad has had a wonderful loan spell with Sunderland and so far has scored 13 goals for the Championship outfit. Sunderland has qualified for the playoffs and will face Luton in the semi-finals.

The tricky winger has been one of the main outlets for attack and has really shown at the Championship level, bringing speculations that he could be ready for the shift to United’s first team.

Amad Diallo of Sunderland.
Amad Diallo is having a wonderful loan spell at Sunderland. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Ten Hag certainly thinks so and believes the loan spell was done for the exact purpose of making the player gather the much-needed experience and sees a future for the player at the club.

“Yes. Of course, we loan such players to make development and make progress to bring them back, that is the aim of the loan.

So we are really strong with them, we mentor them, we follow them, we have communication over the season, especially (technical director) Darren Fletcher invests a lot in such processes, the aim is to bring them back but as a better player with experience.”

Signed from Atalanta in a deal that could rise up to £ 37 million, he was a signing done with the future in mind as before his signing, he had just made the rank from the Academy to the first team in Italy.

It was written that the player would need time to work on himself and settle in the English league. While there were not many opportunities for the player in the first team of United, a loan spell did wonders for the Ivorian.

Shola Shoretire of Manchester United with Amad Diallo. Copyright: Matt West/BPI/Shutterstock 11859954bh
Amad Diallo is a key prospect for Manchester United Copyright: Matt West/BPI/Shutterstock 11859954bh

He would come back to United feeling refreshed and confident in his ability to make a name for himself at Old Trafford and we could see a lot of the player in the coming weeks.

To show that he is part of the team’s plan for the coming years, he has been invited by the club to the FA Cup final between United and Manchester City. That would be some experience for the 20-year-old Ivorian winger.

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It clearly shows that the club sees him in high regard and he could potentially come back to United and work like a new signing and prove why the club spent big on a teenager who had just a few senior appearances.