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Amad Diallo scores debut Man United goal against Liverpool

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Amad Diallo of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on January 25, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Amad Diallo made an immediate impact for Manchester United as he scored for their Under 23s side against Liverpool.

The Ivorian youngster robbed Liverpool defender Billy Koumetio off the ball and coolly slotted home past the goalkeeper.

Joe Hugill doubled United’s lead before Liverpool fought back to 2-2 at half-time. However, Hugill scored three more times in the second-half as United restored their two-goal advantage to lead 4-2.

The 18-year-old joined United from Atalanta earlier this month, signing a contract until June 2025.

Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but sources told ESPN that United agreed to pay a base fee of €21 million with €20m in add-ons.

“As a club, we have followed Amad for a number of years and having watched him myself, I believe he is one of the most exciting young prospects in the game,” United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

“It will take time for him to adapt but his speed, vision and fantastic dribbling ability will stand him in good stead to make the transition.

“He’s a player with all of the raw attributes that are needed to be an important player for Manchester United in the years to come.”

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