Manchester United winger Amad Diallo was handed his debut by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the 4-0 win over Real Sociedad last night.
The Ivorian was sent on with ten minutes to go, taking on three opponents when in possession; the most of any United player in the second half.
After getting their first sighting of Diallo yesterday evening, supporters on Twitter are more excited than ever about the £37m January signing’s potential:
He is a special, special player…
— Mark (@mawkutd) February 18, 2021
Don’t hype it up he’s done nothing
— Nipun (@NipunParikh18) February 18, 2021
What a cameo for someone his age
— Vedant (@Vedant77047598) February 18, 2021
Destined for greatness
— Excalibur (@OnlyAKingWould) February 18, 2021
Ahhhhh I need a full debut ASAP! 💪🏿
— 🌚 (@BillyAbdi) February 18, 2021
The hyping have started 😆😅anyway
— DJ Prince Churby (@Churby232) February 18, 2021
I really hope he can get more game time next leg. With four goals away, Utd could maybe get away with shaking up the line up for the home leg.
— Neil Stewart (@neilstewart99) February 18, 2021
— 🐐. (@Rashfordonaldo) February 18, 2021
— AS™ (@mufc_shah) February 18, 2021
As some fans have mentioned, it is wise not to get overexcited about the teenager’s performance. He will likely be eased into the first-team picture at United.
Whether we will get to see Diallo in action against Newcastle on Sunday, we shall have to wait and see. A cameo cannot be ruled but supporters will probably have to wait for the second leg versus Real Sociedad next Thursday to see more of him. Considering the sizeable aggregate lead, there is even a chance he could start that game.