Neville questions why Diallo hasn't played much for ten Hag.

He had a big influence as a substitute against Liverpool.

March 21st 2024.

Neville questions why Diallo hasn't played much for ten Hag.
Manchester United's recent victory over Liverpool was sealed by a goal from none other than the Ivorian wonder, Amad Diallo. However, this exceptional performance has left former United player Gary Neville questioning why the talented youngster has not been given more playing time this season by manager Erik ten Hag.

Amad, who is only 21 years old, suffered from an injury earlier in the season but made a strong comeback in December during a Premier League match against Nottingham Forest. With other attacking players like Antony and Jadon Sancho struggling to find their form, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for Amad to shine. However, he has yet to make a start this season and has only been used as a substitute in six out of the last seven Premier League games.

In fact, in a recent match against Fulham, it was 19-year-old Omari Forson who was given the nod over Amad. This decision raised some eyebrows, especially since Forson has been in contract negotiations with the club. Even in the game against Manchester City, Forson was preferred over Amad as a substitute.

But all of this changed in the FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool when Amad finally got his chance to prove his worth. He came off the bench in the 121st minute and scored a brilliant left-footed strike, securing the win for United. However, his celebration was short-lived as he received a second yellow card for removing his shirt.

Many had high expectations for Amad this season, especially after his impressive performance in the Championship with Sunderland. Neville himself finds it strange that he has not been given more opportunities to showcase his talent.

During a segment on Sky Bet's Stick to Football podcast, Ian Wright mentioned running into Amad at a restaurant and expressed his surprise at his lack of playing time. He also brought up the game against Fulham where Forson was chosen over Amad.

Neville agreed that it was a strange decision by Ten Hag, saying that it has been odd to see Amad not being given a chance in the last month or so, especially when other players have been struggling.

When asked about Amad's lack of playing time, Ten Hag explained that it was due to his injury setback and the tough competition for his position on the team. However, he also praised Amad's contribution in the games that he has played, including his crucial goal against Liverpool.

Despite his limited playing time, Amad has shown that he has the ability to make a significant impact on the game. With his key moments and game-changing skills, it's clear that he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United.

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