Solskjaer reveals when Amad Diallo will make senior Man United debut

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Amad Diallo’s first team game for Manchester United may not be so far away from now, according to the coach, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer.

The teenager, who recently completed a move from Atalanta is yet to play for United, despite training with the senior team last week.

But while speaking during his press conference on Tuesday, Solskjaer confirmed the Ivorian has been settling in just fine, and his senior debut may not take as long as four to five weeks.

“Amad Diallo has settled very well,” Solskjaer said. He can handle the ball, he’s enjoyed training, he can make a difference in training, which is remarkable at his age.

“Some adjustment to settle into the hustle and bustle of the Premier League but I can’t see it being too long until he’s in the squad. It might be quicker than [four to five weeks], who knows?”

He added, “The players have taken to him. He’s a very good character, a polite and smiley boy who works hard. He’s doing his session, getting used to us, there’s always a period of adjustment needed but he’s settled in well.”

Diallo is expected to play for United’s U-23s soon, just ahead of his senior debut, as he seeks to provide some much needed depth in the Manchester United team.