Fabrizio Romano has dropped an update on Amad Diallo’s prospective loan from Manchester United to Feyenoord.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United midfielder Diallo’s scheduled move to the Eredivisie has collapsed following an injury in training for the Red Devils.
The reporter claims that a deal had been agreed to send Diallo to the Eredivisie club on a season-long loan, but a muscle injury has now laid waste to those plans with the player now set to stay at Old Trafford.
This update from Romano will surely leave United fans feeling frustrated as it has rid the teenager of the chance to go and play regular first-team football at senior level for the first time in his career.
The 19-year-old started two Premier League games for United last season, the only two starts of his league and European career to date. He made seven appearances for the club across the Premier League and Europa League, scoring once and assisting one goal as he averaged a solid WhoScored rating of 6.78 in the former.
His involvement in the senior squad for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, albeit limited, suggests that the Norweigan head coach sees potential in him. He has been willing to offer him minutes to show what he is capable of, but he may not get the 20-30 games that his development may need at Old Trafford this season.
After all, they have the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Dan James, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani and a certain Cristiano Ronaldo also in the mix for the attacking spots.
The loan to Feyenoord could have allowed him to experience first-team football every week, competing at the top end of the Eredivisie and honing his skills. This could have helped him to continue his development before returning to England next summer prepared to push himself into Solskjaer’s starting XI for the 2022/23 campaign.
Instead, he will now need to, firstly, get over his muscle injury and then train hard to make sure that Ole gives him opportunities in all competitions between now and January. If he can get to January with his fitness in-tact then he could look at another loan move for the second half of the season.
However, for now, United fans will be frustrated that one of their young talents has been deprived of a potentially beneficial loan due to an injury in training. If this ends up halting his progress as a player then it could be a big blow for him on a personal note, and one that fans will not be happy about due to his aforementioned potential.